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Inside Politics Archive: August 2012

  • Rice RNC speech to call for American leadership abroad

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will call for the United States to have a stronger voice in foreign affairs during her speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. Published August 29 2012

  • Hollywood glitz? How about … game show host Chuck Woolery

    No Republican National Convention would be complete without Chuck Woolery, the long-serving daytime game-show host turned conservative activist. Published August 28 2012

  • Former GOP governor to speak at Dem convention

    Former Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida, an ex-Republican who on Sunday endorsed President Obama's re-election bid, has been given a speaking spot at next week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Published August 28 2012

  • Cardinal Dolan to give benediction at Democrats' convention

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, will give the benediction on the final night of the Democratic National Convention next week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Tuesday. Published August 28 2012

  • Poll: Most Americans expect Obama to win

    Nearly 60 percent of Americans expect President Obama to defeat Mitt Romney is this year's presidential election, according to a poll released Monday. Published August 28 2012

  • Democrats run ad in Tampa paper tying Romney to Akin

    The Democratic National Committee is taking the fight to Republicans during their convention in Tampa, Fla., by running a full-page ad in the city's largest newspaper linking presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's views on abortion to those of Missouri Rep. W. Todd Akin. Published August 28 2012

  • Christie: Romney will follow GOP principles, work across the aisle

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday denied a report that he has been skeptical of Mitt Romney's chances of winning the presidential election, and hinted that his keynote speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention will tout the presumptive GOP nominee as a bipartisan leader who will work with Democrats to end gridlock in Washington. Published August 28 2012

  • Romney plans Tuesday visit to Tampa

    Mitt Romney plans to be in Tampa on Tuesday, the same day that his wife, Ann, is slated to address the thousands gathered for the Republican National Convention. Published August 27 2012

  • Taxi driver for Mass. Senate candidate Warren caught in scuffle with GOP tracker

    A video surfaced Monday of a cab driver for Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren getting into a physical altercation with a state Republican Party tracker. Published August 27 2012

  • Boehner plays offense in bid to gain House seats

    The House's No. 1 Republican said Monday he is "on the offense" to pickup seats in the chamber despite most political experts predicting Democrats will chip away at the GOP's 49-seat advantage. Published August 27 2012

  • Poll: Obama has 4-point lead in Florida

    As Republicans flock to Tampa for this week's Republican National Convention, they may be gathering on slightly unfriendly soil, according to a poll released Monday. Published August 27 2012

  • Rubio: 'Obama 2.0' running negative campaign

    Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio blasted President Obama on Monday, accusing him of running an overly negative re-election campaign in an effort to distract voters from the economy. Published August 27 2012

  • Former Fla. Gov. Crist endorses Obama

    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, estranged from the Republican Party after he ran as an independent in 2010 and lost to now-Sen. Marco Rubio, announced in an editorial in the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday he is endorsing President Obama. Published August 26 2012

  • Jeb Bush: 2012 was both right and wrong time for presidential bid

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican Party favorite, said Sunday that he recognized all along that 2012 was his best political opportunity to run for president but still ultimately decided against it. Published August 26 2012

  • Ann Romney 'united' with husband on policy

    Ann Romney disagrees with her husband, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, on some issues, but she's staying tight-lipped on the details. Published August 26 2012

  • As Republicans converge on Tampa, Palin heads to Ariz.

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, conspicuously not among the speakers scheduled for next week's Republican National Convention, said Saturday she will be busy campaigning for congressional candidates in Arizona. Published August 25 2012

  • Romney: No more Greek columns for Obama?

    Mitt Romney, routinely dismissed as a bit stiff and humorless on the stump, is suddenly cracking up his campaign trail crowds. Published August 25 2012

  • Joe the Plumber is back on the presidential campaign trail — well, sort of

    Joe the Plumber is back on the presidential campaign trail — at least in spirit, thanks to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's newly minted running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. Published August 25 2012

  • Akin reiterates he's not quitting

    Making his first public appearance since his rape comments ignited a political firestorm, Republican congressman Todd Akin insisted once again that he won't bow out of his U.S. Senate race despite pleas from his Republican colleagues. Published August 24 2012

  • Obama campaign raises money off Romney's birth certificate remark

    That didn't take long. President Obama's campaign manager just blasted out a fundraising email hours after Mitt Romney fumbled his way into the "birther" controversy while touting his local roots at a campaign stop in Michigan. Published August 24 2012