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CNNMoney: Fact checking small business talk at the Republican conventionupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 16:15:00

Small business played a major role during the Republican convention this week.

Six OMG moments at the RNCupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 16:00:00

The Internet was made for moments like these.

Five OMG moments at the RNCupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 21:23:00

Anyone can turn on a TV, scan their newsfeeds or fire up a laptop to quickly get a sense of the important topics being discussed at the Republican National Convention.

CNN staff shares images from 2012 RNCupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 10:26:00

Want an inside view of the Republican National Convention? CNN staff on the ground in Tampa are sharing behind-the-scenes happenings from the GOP convention floor and CNN Grill. Check out their photo highlights via social media sites like Instagram and Twitter below, or click here to see them all.

Which celeb should be the mystery GOP convention speaker?updated: Thu Aug 30 2012 10:10:00

The success of any tightly scripted, live event is certainly measured in ratings, ticket sales, buzz, and -- with regard to quadrennial political nominating conventions -- voting returns. But the real yardstick for any major pop-culture event comes down to one simple element: The surprise celebrity cameo. Recent examples include James Bond and Queen Elizabeth skydiving into the London Olympics Opening Ceremonies; Tupac Shakur's hologram at Coachella; and when Jon Hamm popped up to say goodbye to Kristen Wiig on "SNL."

A history of presidential campaign songsupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 17:59:00

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin looks at some of the most memorable campaign songs.

The GOP has a Muslim problemupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 16:35:00

A Catholic priest, a rabbi, an evangelical minister, a Sikh, a Greek Orthodox archbishop and two Mormon leaders walk into the Republican National Convention.

Gov. Christie speaks at the RNCupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 13:49:00

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivers the keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.

The tough truths about Chris Christie's New Jerseyupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 13:49:00

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie built his keynote address to the Republican National Convention on the theme of telling tough truths to the nation. "We have become paralyzed by our desire to be loved," announced Christie, showing off the gruff, no-nonsense style that catapulted him into the governor's mansion.

CNN Fact Check: Santorum misleads on 'dependence'updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 01:57:00

Rick Santorum evoked the homespun values of hard work, education and family in his speech to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, but his math needs improvement.

Santorum: Obama's dream 'a nightmare'updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 01:57:00

Rick Santorum addresses GOP delegates at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

By the numbers: Republican conventionupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 00:31:00

This is the second-straight Republican National Convention disrupted by storms. Four years ago, Republicans gathering in Minneapolis delayed the political revelry to focus on disaster relief from Hurricane Gustav, which hit Louisiana. This year, the event was closer to the weather action also targeting Gulf Coast states. Tropical Storm Isaac skirted western Florida on Monday but was expected to strengthen into a hurricane. Headliners at the Tampa convention were pushed back a day to Tuesday with the nomination of Mitt Romney still on schedule for Thursday.

Republican National Convention triviaupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 23:41:00

With Republicans gathering in Tampa, Florida, for their party's convention, here are a few facts about the Grand Old Party's party:

Conventions and the power of 'spectacle'updated: Tue Aug 28 2012 23:41:00

Presidential historian Doris K. Goodwin examines the changing role of political conventions in American society.

At convention, GOP leaders reflect U.S. diversityupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 14:53:00

When the Republican National Convention kicks off this week in Tampa, Florida, the nation will notice one thing before anything else: This is not your father's or grandfather's Republican Party. Rather, it's a party with leaders as diverse as the country it intends to represent.

Politics behind Republican Conventionupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 08:13:00

CNN's Hala Gorani talks to Candy Crowley about the politics behind the Republican convention.

Social media may knock conventions off-scriptupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 16:27:00

Next week, 15,000 journalists will join thousands of delegates, operatives, lobbyists and party activists for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, to be followed a week later by the Democrats' convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Put your stamp on Tampaupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 16:18:00

If you're landing in the middle of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, or the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, you'll probably spend much of your time inside the convention hall cheering and voting for your candidate and collecting all those colorful hats and buttons delegates like to wear.

Tampa airport and airlines eye Isaac ahead of Republican convention updated: Fri Aug 24 2012 12:16:00

With up to 50,000 people expected to descend on Tampa for next week's Republican convention, airlines and the city's airport handling those flying into the city are closely following the track and strength of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Anarchists target political conventionsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 19:29:00

Officials are on alert as anarchists threaten to shut down both National Conventions. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.

Agencies warn of possible anarchist activity at conventionsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 19:29:00

Law enforcement officials are concerned about possible violence by anarchist extremists at the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions, according to an intelligence bulletin prepared by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.

Peek inside strip clubs prepping for RNCupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 11:58:00

Tampa, Florida, strip clubs welcome this year's Republican National Convention.

Charlotte v. Tampa: Convention city smackdownupdated: Thu May 24 2012 11:12:00

Why wait for the election in November? The political convention host cities are already going head-to-head as part of our Destination USA project pitting rival cities against each other. Tampa, Florida, will host the Republican National Convention August 27-30, while Charlotte, North Carolina, will host the Democratic National Convention September 3-6.

Tea party could make or break Romneyupdated: Mon May 14 2012 07:56:00

Mitt Romney spoke this weekend to the students at Liberty University, a hotbed of conservative studies,and he has been forced to think about his ties to the right. He is facing a difficult challenge in determining what his relationship should be with the tea party Republicans who helped revitalize the GOP after the doldrums of 2008.

Crowley: It's never too early for political world to play veepstakesupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 13:44:00

Mitt Romney thinks a Wisconsin/Maryland/D.C. sweep Tuesday night will set him sailing to the nomination long before the August Republican convention.

Who attacked the governor's mansion?updated: Fri Feb 18 2011 08:42:00

Authorities are looking for the suspect who threw a Molotov cocktail at the Texas governor's mansion.

Public's help sought in solving governor's mansion fire in Texasupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 08:42:00

Public safety officials in Texas Thursday released a video of a man throwing a Molotov cocktail at the governor's mansion in 2008, hoping it and a suspect sketch will lead to his identification.

GOP's ad wizard faces 'demons,' supports 'nerds'updated: Wed Oct 27 2010 19:05:00

In one spot, a moderate Republican congressman is portrayed as a demon sheep -- a threat to the Republican flock. In another ad, a candidate for governor declares to viewers, "I'm one tough nerd!" And, of course, there's the now-infamous "I am not a witch" spot.

The GOP's most hated and loved ad guruupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 19:05:00

Fred Davis is the man behind Christine O'Donnell's "Not a witch" ad.

Iowa Republicans expect face time as they mull Obama's challengerupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 10:14:00

Just a few days ago, two potential Republican presidential candidates traveled to this Midwestern hub and in a span of 24 hours addressed some of the most powerful GOP conservative activists in the country. Sarah Palin's $150,000 Crime Against Fashionupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 23:00:00

Why the Republican VP candidate's designer shopping spree has left some fashionistas cold

Commentary: The pit bull is backupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 17:47:00

Thank God we are not talking about Sarah Palin being a "woman" today and dissecting whether Joe Biden acted appropriately toward her.

Lieberman provokes Democrats againupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 15:37:00

Democrat-turned-independent Sen. Joe Lieberman is once again annoying Senate Democrats, just two weeks after he angered them with his speech at the Republican National Convention.

GOP has 'real ticket for change'updated: Wed Sep 17 2008 15:37:00

Sen. Joseph Lieberman says the McCain - Palin ticket is the 'real ticket for change.'

Commentary: Seven years after 9/11, why no memorial?updated: Thu Sep 11 2008 14:59:00

My son is 7 now. He was just about 7 weeks old when his grandmother, Ann McGovern, my mother, died in the World Trade Center attacks.

Commentary: Race, age, gender are taboo in electionupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 09:46:00

One of the most intriguing conversations I had at either the Democratic or Republican convention was with a white labor leader from Ohio.

CNNMoney: Resellers win in economic downturnupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 13:54:00

During her speech at the Republican National Convention, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said she tried to slash Alaska's budget by putting the state jet up for sale on eBay.

McCain, Obama deadlocked in presidential raceupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 15:38:00

A new national poll taken entirely after the end of the Republican convention suggests the race for the White House between John McCain and Barack Obama is dead even.

McCain/Palin hit the Westupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 15:38:00

Mary Snow reports on McCain and Palin's sweep through the West and how they are trying to make the case for change. POLL: Who Should Play Sarah Palin Onscreen?updated: Sat Sep 06 2008 19:15:00

Were a biopic to be made, should it star Annette Bening, Tina Fey or Patricia Heaton? Elisabeth Hasselbeck Rocks the Republican Conventionupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 16:57:00

The View co-host meets delegates and designs McCain T-shirts John McCain Picks Up on Theme of Changeupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 13:00:00

"I will reach out my hand to anyone to help me get this country moving again," he vows

Analysis: Palin will need to flesh out 'hockey mom' imageupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 12:17:00

Gov. Sarah Palin will need to flesh out the image of the "hockey mom" she presented to the Republican National Convention and start to educate voters on what she believes about the issues they care about.

Palin's stance on the issuesupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 12:17:00

CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin's position on some of the hot-button issues.

McCain acceptance speech (Part 1)updated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:51:00

Watch part 1 of Sen. John McCain's acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention. Boyfriend Has 'Bristol' Tattooed on Ring Fingerupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:23:00

Levi Johnston has his fiancée's name inked where a wedding band will go

Palin's star risesupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:20:00

The people of Alaska boast that they have the coldest state in the U.S. and "the hottest governor."

Protesters, police clash outside conventionupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:15:00

Police faced off with crowds of protesters outside the Republican National Convention, arresting 396 people after using tear gas and percussion grenades to turn them back.

RNC protesters marchupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:15:00

Protesters march on the final day of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

RNC super wrapupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 09:34:00

CNN's Jonathan Mann has all the highlights from the Republican National Convention.

McCain: Change is comingupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 07:52:00

John McCain spoke to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. Here is the text of that speech:

Police use tear gas to disperse protestersupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 23:36:00

Police arrested an estimated 200 anti-war protesters Thursday night after using tear gas and percussion grenades to disperse a crowd near the State Capitol, about a mile from the Republican National Convention.

Cindy McCain: John McCain speaks truth, at any costupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 23:35:00

Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, spoke at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Thursday night. What follows is the transcript of her speech.

'Source of strength and inspiration'updated: Thu Sep 04 2008 23:35:00

Cindy McCain describes her husband as a 'source of strength and inspriation' with 'great personal character.'

Five questions: Dan Savage, sex columnistupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 21:00:00

Sex columnist Dan Savage and author of the popular syndicated sex advice column "Savage Love," made his way to St. Paul, Minnesota, to attend the Republican National Convention where he is filming a piece for HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." Hockey Moms Turn Out for Sarah Palinupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 16:04:00

Plus: Levi Johnston, boyfriend of Palin's pregnant 17-year-old daughter Bristol, sat in the family's VIP box

Police deny using excessive force against RNC protestersupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 14:00:00

Authorities in Minnesota's Twin Cities have created "a climate of intense police intimidation," protesters at the Republican National Convention contend, but officials say they're merely preserving the peace.

Police and protesters clashupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 14:00:00

Police attempt to control demonstrators in St. Paul using tear gas and pepper spray.

GOP to have its share of stars, tooupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 12:39:00

Now it's the Republicans' turn.

Analysis: GOP struggles with identity on Palin's big nightupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 10:52:00

For the second consecutive night, a lot of the rhetoric at the Republican convention Wednesday evening seemed left over from the last cycle when the fight against terrorism dominated the race.

GOP lacks diversity, says it pushes outreachupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 09:31:00

Watching delegates file into the Republican National Convention, it's easy to see one big challenge facing their party: Fewer than 2 percent of the delegates are black. Call Of the Wildupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 04:00:00

Plucked from obscurity by John McCain, Sarah Palin has scrambled the presidential race. An intimate look at how a frontier mom learned to play the political game

Huckabee speaks in support of McCain, Palinupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 00:59:00

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke Wednesday night at the 2008 Republican National Convention. Here is the text of that speech.

Palin accepts nomination, slams Obama in speechupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 00:54:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee, on Wednesday night addressed the 2008 Republican National Convention. Here is the text of the speech:

Palin: 'I accept the challenge'updated: Thu Sep 04 2008 00:54:00

Gov. Sarah Palin says she will accept the party nomination for Republican Vice Presidential nominee.

Giuliani: You're hiring someone to do a jobupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 00:53:00

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani addressed the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. Here is the text of that speech:

Five questions: Cindy Adamsupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 00:21:00

After rubbing shoulders with Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Charlize Theron and Charles Barkley at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, New York Post celebrity gossip columnist Cindy Adams jetted off to "one of the dullest towns in America," according to her latest column, to sniff out politically-inclined celebs in St. Paul.

Romney: Throw out the big-government liberalsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 23:49:00

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addressed the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. Here is the text of that speech:

'Our economy is under attack'updated: Wed Sep 03 2008 23:49:00

Mitt Romney says that Sen. John McCain is the right person to turn around the economy. Bristol Palin's Boyfriend Going to GOP Conventionupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 15:13:00

Plus: A Palin relative tells PEOPLE that Levi Johnston and Bristol "will be good together" Laura Bush Delivers Feisty GOP 'Straight Talk' updated: Wed Sep 03 2008 15:13:00

The First Lady defends President Bush's eight-year record in the White House

Democrats attack Lieberman, saying he lied to delegatesupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 13:00:00

Democrats accused fellow lawmaker Sen. Joe Lieberman of misleading the Republican National Convention when he addressed them in a speech Tuesday night.

iReporters give GOP convention mixed reviewsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 12:42:00

The Republican National Convention got under way in earnest on Tuesday after a day spent nervously watching the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Gustav.

Commentary: McCain turns to old GOP themes, buzzwordsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 11:29:00

Democrats take note: the Republican convention was resolutely on-message Tuesday night, sounding old themes and buzzwords that have worked for the GOP in the past.

Analysis: GOP convention marked by nostalgiaupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 03:55:00

The first full night of the Republican convention's hurricane-interrupted proceedings had the unintentional feel of a valedictory.

Fred Thompson speaks on service to countryupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 23:55:00

Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee spoke to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night. Here is the text of the speech:

Bush: McCain's life is a story of service above selfupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 23:54:00

President Bush spoke live via satellite to the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. Here is the text of the speech:

Lieberman: Country matters more than partyupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 23:54:00

Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman spoke to the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. Here is the text of the speech:

Police break out pepper sprayupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 23:50:00

Police use pepper spray on protestors in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Police fire chemical agents, projectiles at RNC protestersupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 23:50:00

St. Paul police fired chemical agents and projectiles into a large crowd of protesters outside the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night.

Think you know your Republican convention trivia?updated: Tue Sep 02 2008 17:59:00

The Republican National Convention is kicking off in full force Tuesday in the Twin Cities -- the first time the GOP has held a presidential convention there since 1892. Laura Bush and Cindy McCain Raise Money for Gustav Victimsupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 14:09:00

As the hurricane rages, the Republican National Convention gets off to a subdued start Protesting the GOP in St. Paulupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 13:00:00

The gatherings are smaller than expected and the marches mostly peaceful, but breakaway radicals are causing trouble

GOP convention kicks offupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 12:25:00

RNC chairman Mike Duncan calls the 2008 Republican National Convention to order.

Dozens arrested outside of Republican conventionupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 07:50:00

At least 56 people were arrested Monday after police fired projectiles and used pepper spray and tear gas to disperse a crowd demonstrating near the site of the Republican National Convention.

GOP convention ceremonyupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 06:40:00

The Republican National Convention officially opens with the national anthem and invocation.

Gustav changes but doesn't crash Republicans' partyupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 06:40:00

Convention-goers pushed politics aside Monday as Hurricane Gustav altered their plans from 1,000 miles away.

Laura Bush on Gustav: Americans 'are here to do what we can'updated: Mon Sep 01 2008 21:10:00

First lady Laura Bush appealed Monday to the nation to put aside partisan interests and donate generously to charities to help Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Gustav.

Convention security plan going well, police sayupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 17:12:00

Police Sunday saw little disruption prior to a Republican National Convention greatly scaled back due to Hurricane Gustav.

An unconventional convention?updated: Mon Sep 01 2008 11:38:00

Sen. John McCain announces a change of direction for activities related to the Republican National Convention.

Gustav prompts major changes to RNC agendaupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 06:13:00

The Republican National Convention will cut back most of its activities Monday because of Hurricane Gustav, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. Gustav Sends Networks Scramblingupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 19:00:00

Television networks rapidly shifted focus and personnel away from the Republican national convention to Gulf Coast communities in the path of Hurricane Gustav on Sunday Bush, Cheney to Skip Conventionupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 12:50:00

President Bush, Vice President Cheney and prominent governors decided on Sunday to skip the Republican National Convention

RNC protesters' office raidedupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 16:41:00

Recorded: a raid on the building used by a group planning to protest at the Republican National Convention.

Police raid headquarters of RNC protestersupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 16:41:00

Police raided a rental hall used by a group organizing protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday. The iTunes Primary: No Contestupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 13:00:00

In the electoral college of rock, Joel Stein reports from Denver, the Democrats hold a commanding lead

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