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 The Texas congressman packed an arena Sunday in Tampa and used the rally to rage against the Republican political machine. His presidential aspirations may be over, but his supporters are staying with the nation's best-known libertarian.
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 24, 2012 Earlier this month, it was President Obama getting a dig in about Mitt Romney having once put his dog in a crate on top of a car. Today it was Romney making a reference to the "birther" conspiracy.
August 23, 2012 The SEAL's book claims to be an inside account of the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Woodward's book will focus on the efforts of the Obama administration and Congress to get the economy going.
August 22, 2012 The race remains tight with President Obama holding an edge so small that it's still within the margin of error, two new surveys show.
August 15, 2012 By telling a racially mixed audience in Virginia on Tuesday that the Republican ticket's economic plans would "put y'all back in chains," Vice President Biden sparked the latest campaign controversy.
August 13, 2012 With Rep. Paul Ryan now installed as Mitt Romney's choice for running mate, the contests shifts to a higher gear. And Iowa is again where the contenders are focusing. Both Ryan and President Obama will be there today.
August 11, 2012 The chairman of the House Budget Committee has been tapped to be the vice presidential nominee on the 2012 Republican ticket.
August 9, 2012 Tracking changes to politicians' Wikipedia pages was a way to possibly get a clue about Mitt Romney's pick. Then Colbert had to get involved. Now the fun's over.
August 7, 2012 If campaign aides get busy scrubbing those Wiki pages, it could be a sign that a choice has been made. That's what happened in 2008. Right now, Republican Sen. Rob Portman's Wiki page seems to be getting the most activity.
July 31, 2012 The GOP presidential candidate visited Poland's Tomb of the Unknown Solider today in Warsaw. As he was walking to his car, reporters shouted some questions. Romney aide Rick Gorka used some sharp words to register his objection. He's apologized.
July 30, 2012 The GOP presidential candidate talked about "culture" as being one reason Israel's economy is stronger than those in areas managed by the Palestinian Authority.
July 18, 2012 Keynote speakers and vice presidential nominees give separate addresses. So unless tradition is going to be broken, choosing the New Jersey governor to deliver the keynote address at the GOP convention means he's not going to be on the ticket.