'You didn't build that:' A theme out of context
August 31st, 2012
08:28 AM ET
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'You didn't build that:' A theme out of context

(CNN) – "You didn't build that."

That July comment by President Barack Obama was the cornerstone of this year's Republican National Convention. Republicans have seized on the phrase - a seemingly stray clause in a line Obama delivered at a campaign stop in Virginia - as a kind of Freudian slip that reveals the president's hostility to free enterprise.

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Five things we learned from Day Three of the RNC
August 31st, 2012
08:00 AM ET
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Five things we learned from Day Three of the RNC

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Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency on Thursday night, culminating a convention shortened to three days by Tropical Storm Isaac.

The closing image from the convention's final night was Romney with running mate Paul Ryan surrounded by their families and showered with balloons. But the lasting image might be Clint Eastwood speaking to an empty chair.

Here are five things we learned Thursday...

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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Jeb Bush • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • Republican National Convention
CNN Fact Check: Trimming the Pentagon
August 31st, 2012
07:37 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Fact Check: Trimming the Pentagon

(CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized planned cuts to the U.S. defense budget Thursday night, accusing President Barack Obama of weakening future American power.

"His trillion-dollar cuts to our military will eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs, and also put our security at greater risk," the former Massachusetts governor said in his acceptance speech to the GOP national convention in Tampa, Florida. The line was met with boos by the delegates in the convention hall.

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Filed under: 2012 • Budget • Debt • Deficit • Florida • Military • Mitt Romney • Republican National Convention
August 31st, 2012
01:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Eastwood, the empty chair and the speech everyone's talking about

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Actor and director Clint Eastwood made the day of the GOP faithful at the Republican National Convention when he gave a surprise speech Thursday night in which he laid out what he sees as the good, the bad and the ugly state of American political affairs.

And he did it all while addressing an "invisible" President Barack Obama sitting in an empty chair. Eastwood, who played the iconic tough guy character "Dirty Harry" during his long career in Hollywood, fired up the party base when he said he cried when Obama was elected and cried even harder years later when millions were out of work.

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