Rubio introduces Romney, vision of GOP future
August 30th, 2012
11:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Rubio introduces Romney, vision of GOP future

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio's convention speech Thursday introducing Mitt Romney offered voters a look at one of the Republican Party's fastest-rising stars, and brought to the fore what the conservative movement hopes its future will look like.

"I watched my first convention in 1980 with my grandfather," Rubio began, placing a date on the generational shift that he and Romney's running mate Paul Ryan represent for the GOP.

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Romney offers Reaganesque themes in defining speech
August 30th, 2012
11:30 PM ET
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Romney offers Reaganesque themes in defining speech

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney accepted the Republican nomination for president on Thursday night by asking voters to choose between what he called unfulfilled promises of President Barack Obama and his promise to restore America's greatness.

In the most important political speech of his life to the Republican National Convention, Romney evoked themes and imagery of GOP icon Ronald Reagan in describing a future of opportunity and promise for the nation.

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Full remarks: Romney's speech at the RNC
August 30th, 2012
11:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Full remarks: Romney's speech at the RNC

(CNN) - The Romney-Ryan campaign released the following remarks prepared for Mitt Romney to deliver at the Republican National Convention/GOP convention in Tampa, Florida on Thursday evening.
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Romney accepts GOP presidential nomination
August 30th, 2012
10:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney accepts GOP presidential nomination

(CNN) - Mitt Romney told the Republican National Convention on Thursday that he accepts the nomination as the party's presidential candidate in November.

Mitt Romney said he wished President Barack Obama had succeeded, "but his promises gave way to disappointment and division."
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August 30th, 2012
09:34 PM ET
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Video: John King on Romney's big speech

(CNN) - CNN Chief National Correspondent John King looks at the stakes for Mitt Romney in his acceptance address at the GOP convention Thursday night

August 30th, 2012
09:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Billionaire Koch offers rare rebuttal to Dem attacks

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Billionaire industrialist David Koch, who critics accuse of bankrolling a fierce and costly campaign against President Obama, offered a rare rebuttal to Democratic attacks against him on Thursday.

Koch rarely speaks to the press. But at an event near the site of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, he responded to a CNN question regarding the Obama campaign's targeting of him as a prime political opponent.
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Five OMG moments at the RNC
August 30th, 2012
07:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Five OMG moments at the RNC

(CNN) - Anyone can turn on a TV, scan their newsfeeds or fire up a laptop to quickly get a sense of the important topics being discussed at the Republican National Convention.

This is not about those. This is for those other moments - the ones that make us SMH or LOL or unfollow certain people on Twitter. These are the moments that prompt us to show our phones to the person next to us, eyes wide with disbelief and mischief. It's not news.
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August 30th, 2012
06:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan doesn't back down on controversial comments from speech

(CNN) – Despite facing heated criticism over some comments from his convention speech, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan stood by his remarks Thursday.

On CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Ryan said he would not revise his statements linking President Obama to the closure of a General Motors plant in Wisconsin, even though the decision to shutter the factory occurred before Obama took office.
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Excerpts: Healey remarks at Republican National Convention
August 30th, 2012
06:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Excerpts: Healey remarks at Republican National Convention

(CNN) - The Republican National Convention released the following excerpts of former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey's prepared remarks to the GOP convention in Tampa, Florida on Thursday evening.

Healey served under Romney, who was governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007.
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Excerpts: Jeb Bush remarks at Republican National Convention
August 30th, 2012
06:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Excerpts: Jeb Bush remarks at Republican National Convention

(CNN) - The Republican National Convention released the following excerpts of former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida's prepared remarks to the GOP convention in Tampa, Florida on Thursday evening.
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