August 27, 2012 Republicans called their convention to order, then quickly went into recess. Tropical storm Isaac has interfered with their schedule. They're not wasting time, though, in hitting what will be a familiar theme: That the national debt is soaring.
August 27, 2012 Apparently discouraged by the gusty weather, at times there were fewer protesters on the streets of Tampa this morning than there were police officers and journalists. Those who did show up, though, had sharp things to say about Republicans and Democrats.
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 developer/reality TV star/sort-of politician still insists that what he calls the "issue" of where the president was born is a serious subject.
August 27, 2012 ANALYSIS: The last surviving purpose of the convention is to reach a vast audience and make an impression. Perhaps the special circumstances of this week will give the Republican presidential contender a unique way to do that.
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 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.