September 9, 2012 If you grew up in a bilingual Hispanic household, listening to the Democratic and Republican conventions may have sounded a lot like home. In this year's presidential election, Latinos are a major voting bloc — and Spanish is getting its close-up.
August 30, 2012 If Republicans really do have a problem with the issue of immigration — as even former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush intimated on Thursday — you wouldn't know it from the litany of GOP convention speakers who have made a point of stressing their country of origin.
August 29, 2012 Both political parties are featuring high-profile convention speakers who once were on the other side. They get a lot of attention, but their new partisan paths don't always lead to long-term career success.
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 The seven-term representative from Wisconsin is set to accept the GOP's vice-presidential nomination on Wednesday. Although he has won over remaining doubters within the party, he could hurt efforts to reach out to independents.
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 Ann Romney and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, two of tonight's speakers at the Republican National Convention, represent the event's two core messages: humanizing Mitt Romney (Ann's job) and bringing the attack against President Obama (Christie's strength).
August 27, 2012 Republicans have been forced to delay a second-straight convention opening due to storms. And the GOP is hardly alone in thinking that it can look bad to go forward with a planned event when horrible news is unfolding elsewhere.
August 27, 2012 It's been many years since political conventions offered any real drama or suspense. Still, they're a nonpareil opportunity for partisans to unite and try to win over voters who are largely uninterested in the parties.
August 27, 2012 National political conventions don't offer the same impact as they did in the past, but that's no reason to ignore this year's festivities. This week's Political Junkie column lists five memorable conventions of the past.
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.
August 25, 2012 GOP officials abruptly scrapped the first day of their national convention in Tampa, Fla., because of Tropical Storm Isaac.