(CNN) - At the Republican National Convention, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice speaks about the United States' role in international affairs.
(CNN) - When President Barack Obama decided to take questions directly over social media he didn't turn to his 28 million Facebook fans, or his 19 million Twitter followers. Instead, he turned to a website called Reddit where popularity is measured, fittingly, in votes.
"Hi I'm Barack Obama, President of the United States," Obama posted on the site by way of introduction. User Druken_Economist posted "moderators and admins have confirmed this thread; this is actually President Obama." Several other verification items also confirmed it, including a tweet from the official Barack Obama Twitter account and a photo on Reddit of the president seated at a plain wooden desk, staring into an Apple laptop in front of a single lamp.
(CNN) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's remarks to the GOP convention, as released by the Romney campaign:
Tampa, Florida (CNN) - A large number of Ron Paul supporters marched through the halls of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, site of the Republican convention, protesting what they feel is unfair treatment by organizers against them.
The group, estimated at several hundred, marched through the upper hallways of the site shouting "As Maine goes, so goes the nation" in protest of the Republican National Committee voting not to seat 10 delegates from Maine and replacing them with pro-Mitt Romney ones. Also 10 alternates were not seated.
Tampa, Florida (CNN) – For many Republicans of his era, Paul Ryan symbolizes an overdue change and call to the Reagan-era principles that appealed to many young voters in the 1980s and that the party hopes will attract a range of youthful support in November.
"As a fellow Gen Xer, I'm excited about him and it says a lot," said Dylan Glenn, a former Bush administration economic policy analyst who has been friends with Ryan, 42, for nearly two decades.
(CNN) - Excerpts from the upcoming speeches of Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and John Thune of South Dakota were released by the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.
Both were thought to be on the vice presidential short list for the party's presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
(CNN) – A United States Secret Service agent traveling with Mitt Romney accidently left a firearm in the lavatory of his charter airplane Wednesday during a trip to Indianapolis.
The firearm was discovered by a reporter for CBS News/National Journal, who told a flight attendant about it, according to a story posted by CBS News. Romney was traveling from Tampa, Florida to Indianapolis, Indiana to deliver a speech.
(CNN) - Military requests for absentee ballots are remarkably low this year, according to a recent report from a military voting advocacy group that faults the Defense Department with not providing mandated voter assistance to service members.
"The absentee ballot data for 2012 paints a bleak picture for military voters," a report from the Military Voting Participation Project says.
Tampa, Florida (CNN) - - In the biggest speech of his still young political career, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will tell the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night that time is running out to solve the nation's fiscal problems, but Mitt Romney and he can do it if elected in November.
"We will not duck the tough issues - we will lead," Ryan will say in his prime-time address that will be televised nationwide, according to excerpts released by the Romney campaign. "... The work ahead will be hard. These times demand the best of us - all of us, but we can do this. Together, we can do this."
(CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign released excerpts for Paul Ryan's primetime speech Wednesday night, set to take place at the Republican National Convention at 10 p.m. ET
"I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old – and I know that we are ready. Our nominee is sure ready. His whole life has prepared him for this moment – to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words. After four years of getting the run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor Mitt Romney.