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Ann Romney and Chris Christie headline first official night of Republican National Convention

Romney, who had originally planned to stay out of the spotlight until Thursday night when he accepts his party’s nomination, decided to make an early appearance in the Florida host city on Tuesday to be on hand for his wife’s turn at the podium. 1,134 more words


Republican National Convention 2012: 'Women aren’t idiots, they care about other things besides birth control'

Big TV screens blare Fox News Channel over white leather couches, rose and carnation bouquets and a Grey Goose vodka bar, offering perhaps the most obvious hint that this makeshift lounge is a strategic conservative effort to woo female voters. 772 more words


Andrew Coyne: Convention a good place for Romney to make his case on the economy

After a long summer of bombarding each other with attack ads, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney enter the convention season almost exactly even.

Not only do the polls have them within a percentage point or two nationwide, but in the crucial swing states, where the electoral college will be won or lost, the race has demonstrably narrowed. 939 more words

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Mitt Romney clinches Republican presidential nomination with Texas primary win

Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a win in the Texas primary, a triumph of endurance for a candidate who came up short four years ago and had to fight hard this year as voters flirted with a carousel of GOP rivals. 1,216 more words


Ron Paul scales back Republican presidential bid

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said on Monday he was scaling back his White House bid and will no longer campaign actively in states that have yet to hold primary elections. 282 more words


North Carolina votes to enshrine gay marriage ban in state constitution

Six-term Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar was routed by the right flank of his own Republican Party Tuesday night, and North Carolina voters decided overwhelmingly to strengthen their state’s gay marriage ban — a conservative show of enthusiasm and strength six months before the nation chooses between Democratic President Barack Obama and GOP foe Mitt Romney. 961 more words


Newt Gingrich officially suspends his campaign

WASHINGTON — White House hopeful Newt Gingrich bade farewell to the 2012 presidential campaign Tuesday, using a video posted on his website to preempt an official announcement set for the following day. 378 more words