August 29, 2012 Mitt Romney's strategy for November relies on white working-class voters — perhaps too heavily, some analysts suggest, given the growing share of the electorate made up of nonwhites. It's an issue the party is trying to address at its convention, with a speaker lineup loaded with high-profile minority officeholders.
August 29, 2012 From "smart guy" to "backwards," when the Republican vice presidential nominee's supporters and critics are asked to describe him, they've got some comments.
August 29, 2012 The Republican National Convention is trying to build a bridge to more female voters.
August 29, 2012 The speech, the experts and pundits proclaimed, needed to humanize Mitt Romney. But it also served as a vehicle to humanize her, a woman of great attractiveness and expensive polish touched by cancer, multiple sclerosis and the trials of raising five sometimes screaming children.
August 28, 2012 We live blogged through the day as Mitt Romney officially became the party's presidential nominee and as the party's stars told Americans why they should vote for the former Massachusetts governor.
August 28, 2012 In a discussion with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, Rich Beeson says Florida's 29 electoral votes are 'crucial' but not absolutely necessary to win in November.
August 28, 2012 Here's a look at when things are happening today in Tampa. Also: who and what to watch for.
August 28, 2012 ANALYSIS: The next era of conservative politics is just as likely to be dominated by the insurgents as by the forces that have brought Mitt Romney to his party's presidential nomination.
August 27, 2012 With Tropical Storm Isaac pushing the official start of the Republican National Convention off until Tuesday, delegates gathering in Tampa spent part of the day going back to school — "Newt U," to be precise.
August 27, 2012 With 24 hours of nothing happening at the GOP convention in Tampa because of Tropical Storm Isaac, Ron Paul supporters for the second time in as many days made themselves the center of attention at Mitt Romney's nomination party. Tuesday, they may be at the center of a real floor fight over rules.
August 27, 2012 The trash-talking continues when it comes to who's responsible for the nation's soaring budget deficits.
August 27, 2012 The Republican presidential candidate says he favors keeping all of the Bush-era tax cuts and then adding some more. To pay for these cuts, he would reduce or eliminate some of the tax deductions that many Americans have come to rely on. Economists support that plan, but Mitt Romney must win over Americans who benefit from them.
August 26, 2012 Sunday afternoon inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum, guitarist G.E. Smith and his band ripped through the Cheap Trick classic. What better metaphor could there be for a presidential nominee seeking to woo voters?
August 26, 2012 From start to finish, NPR and NPR.org will be covering the news at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. The weather has forced some changes to the schedule. Here's our coverage plan.