Romney tours storm damage in Louisiana
August 31st, 2012
02:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney tours storm damage in Louisiana

(CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney arrived in Louisiana Friday afternoon to tour damage left in the wake of Hurricane Isaac with Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. David Vitter.

Romney, who was accompanied by his wife, Ann, said that the trip was to learn and obviously to draw some attention to what's going [on] here... so that people around the country know that people done here need help."
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Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Louisiana • Mitt Romney
Next week Democrats take their turn
August 31st, 2012
01:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Next week Democrats take their turn

(CNN) – One party ends, another begins.

With the Republican National Convention wrapped up, all eyes now turn to Charlotte, North Carolina, the site of the Democratic National Convention that officially kicks off Tuesday.
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Obama alters campaign trip to travel to hurricane zone
August 31st, 2012
12:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama alters campaign trip to travel to hurricane zone

(CNN) - President Barack Obama plans to go to Louisiana on Monday to meet with officials handling the response to Hurricane Isaac, which made landfall this week, the White House said Friday.

According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, the president canceled a campaign trip to Cleveland, Ohio in order to make the Gulf Coast visit. He will travel from Toledo, Ohio to Louisiana.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Obama takes his seat
August 31st, 2012
11:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama takes his seat

(CNN) – The Obama campaign offered a pointed comeback to Clint Eastwood's Republican National Convention chair sketch Thursday night tweeting, "This seat's taken" along with a picture of Obama in his Cabinet Room chair with a plaque inscribed: "The President."

Clint Eastwood was revealed as the GOP convention's "mystery guest" Thursday prior to the evening's prime time rundown and following media speculation of the schedule's empty slot. Eastwood's speech drew laughs, criticism and blank stares as he conversed with an empty chair placed on stage next to the podium. Eastwood, addressing an unseen President Barack Obama, condemned the incumbent for his ineffective policies, railing on his campaign's political tactics and handing a star studded endorsement to Thursday's intended focus, Mitt Romney.
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Romney demands accountability
August 31st, 2012
11:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney demands accountability

Lakeland, Fla. (CNN) – The morning after the triumphal culmination of the Republican convention, Mitt Romney asked a Florida audience to hold him and his running mate Paul Ryan accountable for their campaign promises once they do the same for President Obama.

"We want to be held accountable for the promises we made last night, and the night before," Romney exhorted the audience again and again at a steamy outdoor rally in Lakeland, Florida, and added of President Obama: "You listened to the last guy running for president, he laid out what he wanted to do, he was unable to do it. It's time to give someone new a chance."
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
August 31st, 2012
11:02 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: Watch the entire Clint Eastwood speech at the RNC

(CNN) - Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday sparked laughs, criticism and confusion as he carried on a conversation with an empty chair, harping its 'occupant,' President Barack Obama, for four years of what he called failed policy and bad politics, all the while endorsing GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Read more about Eastwood's speech after the jump:
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August 31st, 2012
10:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Gay groups and "Homocon" welcomed to GOP convention despite platform

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - A man hurrying to catch the light at a corner in muggy downtown Tampa carries a book with a rainbow of color on its cover.

Its title stands out, especially here, where the Republican National Convention has officially accepted a platform that a New York Times editorial called "more aggressive in its opposition to women's reproductive rights and to gay rights than any in memory."

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Mormon speakers at RNC mark sharp departure from Romney's reticence on faith
August 31st, 2012
09:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Mormon speakers at RNC mark sharp departure from Romney's reticence on faith

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - After years of keeping quiet about his Mormon faith, Mitt Romney's campaign thrust his church life into the national eye Thursday night, as a handful of Mormons took to the Republican National Convention's stage to deliver moving testimonials about the Republican presidential nominee's role as a member and leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

One couple that belonged to the same Massachusetts ward, or church, as Romney did recounted in a prime-time address how Romney tended to their 14-year-old son when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Religion • Republican National Convention
Romney to survey storm damage in Louisiana
August 31st, 2012
08:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney to survey storm damage in Louisiana

(CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will travel to Lafitte, Louisiana Friday to view storm damage from Hurricane Isaac after his joint morning event with Paul Ryan in Lakeland, Florida, according to his campaign.

Romney will join Gov. Bobby Jindal and meet with first responders to thank them for their work, as well as see areas affected by the storm in Lafitte.
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Filed under: 2012 • Louisiana • Mitt Romney
August 31st, 2012
08:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney: Mitt felt 'very good' about his speech

(CNN) – Ann Romney said Friday her husband walked away from his acceptance speech feeling "confident" and described the night's events as a "reflective" time for her family.

"I mean I knew he had done a great job, and I think Mitt was pretty confident that he, he felt very good about his speech and was very excited to deliver it," Mrs. Romney said on CNN's "Starting Point."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Mitt Romney
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