August 29, 2012 Republicans united behind their nominees tonight, as they emphasized why they think former Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan are the best leaders for the nation. But there was much more to absorb from the evening at the GOP convention.
August 29, 2012 Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has always managed the neat trick of softening his party's most socially conservative positions with a veneer of just-folks friendly. The approach was in evidence Wednesday night as he addressed the issue of evangelical support for Mitt Romney.
August 29, 2012 For the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, this just wasn't his show. On his 76th birthday he got respect, but not adoration.
August 29, 2012 Republicans have strong language opposing same-sex marriage in their official platform. While some Log Cabin Republicans are discouraged, others think the vehement opposition they are facing is a sign they're making progress.
August 29, 2012 The Republican National Convention isn't only about politics, it seems. One young staffer used the stage this morning to ask his girlfriend to marry him. Photographers were on hand.
August 29, 2012 There's still a "mystery speaker" on the schedule for Thursday night. A report that Dirty Harry is headed to Tampa has set off speculation that he'll be taking the stage.
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 Republicans set the tone for their convention with lots of talk about why their ideas are better for the nation than those of President Obama and the Democrats. But they also showed a lot of love for some stars, including Ann Romney and several governors.
August 28, 2012 Alexander Reber, 21, was drawn to politics by his home state governor, Virginia's Bob McDonnell. To Reber, education, transportation and infrastructure are the issues that matter most.
August 28, 2012 Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will introduce Mitt Romney on the final night of the Republican National Convention. He may have provided a preview of his speech on Tuesday, explaining how he expects national perceptions of Romney to change this week.
August 28, 2012 Polling of convention delegates over the past four decades has shown that they tend to hold stronger views than rank-and-file members of their own party.
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.