Sex Trafficking At The Conventions
As thousands gathered last week for the Republican National Convention and will this week for the Democratic National Convention, another major story goes largely unreported right outside the convention doors. As is the case with other large events, sex trafficking will spike in the convention cities and local efforts to fight the problem may partially be in vain.
The World’s Central Bankers Meet at Jackson Hole
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Mitt Romney’s speech at the Republican convention, the central bankers conference in Jackson Hole and what to expect from Ben Bernanke. We’re brought to you by Stephen Clouse and Associates and The Heritage Foundation’s Morning Bell. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at bjackson[at]coffeeandmarkets.com. We | Read More »
Convention Live Feed – The Big Night
Tonight is the final night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Some big names to watch for include the Mystery Speaker™ and of course, Mitt Romney. Please find the live feed below. Consider this an Open Thread.
Andrew Malcolm on Condi Rice, Paul Ryan and What to Expect from Mitt Romney Tonight
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Andrew Malcolm to discuss the Republican convention so far, Paul Ryan’s speech, and Andrew’s guess for tonight’s mystery speaker.
Convention Live Stream Day Three
Consider this an Open Thread. Some of the big names tonight include former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, and of course, future Vice President Rep. Paul Ryan.
Backstage at the RNC
Yesterday marked the official start of the 40th Republican National Convention and after two years of planning, the setup shows the thoughtfulness of the design. The convention welcomed us with the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the speakers and performers before they take the grand stage of the “Convention Without Walls.” We started our tour going through the back entrance… Then on to | Read More »
The GOP Convention Live Stream.
Speeches of note tonight: Ann Romney & Chris Christie. Consider this an Open Thread.
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VIDEO – Jon Voight at RNC: Obama Is A Marxist, And Here’s Why
Actor Jon Voight drew a crowd today at the Republican Convention in Tampa. Among the many questions he answered was the following (ht RevealingPolitics). . Voight answers the question of whether President Obama is a Marxist: “Well his father was a marxist. Of course he was influenced by his mother who led him toward his father’s Marxism, yes! His mentor as a child who was | Read More »
A Twenty Year Old Score to Settle?
I’ve been talking to some of the older delegates who have been around for a while. They have a theory that only people who’ve been in politics at this level for a very long time could come up with. Back in 1992, John Sununu had been pushed out of the White House as Chief of Staff, but was still a committed partisan for George H. | Read More »
RNC Protester On Tearing The System Down
The below video is a “conversation” between an interviewer with Revealing Politics and a very angry bandanna. Bandanna says “choice A” and “choice B”, presumably the Republicans and Democrats, are fighting for the same things and “lying openly to the American people”. He cites the constitution to express his belief that the whole system should be abolished and replaced, which is not really surprising, as | Read More »
The Beginning of the End
Today marks the beginning of the end of Campaign 2012. This week, here in Tampa, Republicans will go through a well scripted event designed to make Mitt Romney their nominee. Democrats will reciprocate next week in Charlotte, NC. The GOP’s convention almost became unscripted with a heavy handed move designed to ensure a coronation and shut out the grassroots from nomination fights. According to press | Read More »
Priebus on Akin: “He Could Be Tied, We’re Not Going To Send Him A Penny”
In an interview for Revealing Politics today, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was asked, among other things, if the party’s position on Akin would eventually change if Akin refused to step out of the race: . The question is: “If he stays in, is your position eventually going to change? Are you going to have to support him? The Chairman replies “No, no. No. He could | Read More »