The missing language: "Undivided" Jerusalem and an embassy move. Democrats under fire for a similar move.
Defends GOP convention from disappointing polling.
Gay conservatives explain their support for both Mitt Romney and marriage between gay couples.
For some in the country, it was the first look at the Republican nominee.
Two of our favorite Republican convention moments combined.
The food sucked.
A campaign official laughs off controversy surrounding the movie star's convention speech. Says the chair was a surprise, though.
Some people were talking to empty chairs before it was cool.
Kind of like the time I tried to talk Billy Crystal out of a Jewish joke. Celebrities are impossible to control.
He and his party speak to disillusioned Obama supporters. "Hope and change had a powerful appeal."
Tears in Tampa. "It won't be a conversation topic any more," says Warren.
Eastwood no longer has to talk to an empty chair.
After Mitt Romney accepted the GOP nomination, tens of thousands of balloons rained down on the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The young Romney and Ryan children and grandchildren couldn't resist having some fun on stage for the cameras.
ICYMI, #RNC2012 was off the hook. THNX CSPAN!
"I can't explain love. I don't know why it happens. I don't know why it endures," he says in RNC video reintroducing himself to America.
"He's unique," says one delegate. "I don't think he was off the rails at all," says another.
Republicans didn't grant them credentiials, Mandvi says. Foster Friess takes refuge.
Perfectly executed. Good show!
The actor went off script at the Republican National Convention today, yelled at an empty chair, lit up the crowd, and may have alarmed his TV audience. Twitter caught fire.
"That was the weirdest thing I've ever seen at a political convention in my entire life ... and it will be the weirdest thing I've ever seen if I live to be a hundred."
Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair for nearly 12 minutes tonight at the RNC in Tampa. And you thought televised political conventions were boring!
On the final night of the Republican convention, former members of Romney's Mormon flock tell stories about his compassion. Here's the video. "When it comes to loving our neighbor, we can talk about it or we can live it: The Romneys live it."
Some Republicans hope voters will understand the party better after the convention. But Gov. Rick Perry says, "There are no stereotypes."
Because choosing a school should be just like shopping for milk, duh.
A diverse cast on stage and a speech that looks outward aims to reassure independent voters. After Todd Akin, presenting an acceptable alternative to women.
Grover Norquist throws punches at "whiny Democrats" and social conservative "bigotry." "You're the smartest man in Washington," one fan gushes.
More than 100,000 balloons will drop tonight on the Republican National Convention. Here's the guy responsible for the show. "It's like playing a piano."
You guessed it. Jon Voight. (It's Clint Eastwood, but Twitter missed the news).
It's a fake. Here's the real story.
Young Obama supporters took offense at the Republican's line that "college graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters."
A little of this and a little of that. "We're not Barack Obama and we're not crazy."
Prettier than it does everywhere else. (Also, did you know that basically everything comes in FLAG?)
Not a single prime time mention of the movement after two days of the Republican National Convention. Not Romney's crowd?
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell broke the news today: "I've been told the surprise guest is definitely a man." Editor's Note: Everyone knows it's Clint Eastwood.
He blasted media "idiots" for suggesting his late mention of Romney reflected a lack of enthusiasm.
The Congressman acknowledges most work would stop in December 2008, but also noted the accelerated closure timeline only applied to the SUVs built at the plant.
Nine identical texts from the Republican National Committee between 3:18 a.m. and 4:54 a.m. Drunk Texting?
Derided as a gimmick, the app is reborn as a tool for organizing and for pushing Romney's content on the social web. Supporters who downloaded it "have become our home base," sais Moffat.
Paul Ryan: "Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?"
She thrills the hall, and stokes speculation. "Where she came from and what she achieved."
Paul Ryan hit President Obama tonight in his speech for failing to keep open a GM plant in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. The plant, however effectively closed in December 2008 and was put in stand by mode about a month before Obama took office. In this letter from June 2008 sent by Paul Ryan and the two Wisconsin Senators, Ryan asked the head of GM to reconsider closing the plant. The plant being in stand by mode leaves Obama open to the criticism it could have re-opened under his administration if the economy had improved. Obama had promised while visiting the plant in 2008 that it would stay open for 100 years.
This time, the Mainers were joined by delegates from several other states. It's "unscripted, unlike that fiasco in there."
George W. And H.W. Bush Deliver Support For Romney: "There's No Doubt In Our Mind Mitt Romney Will Be A Great President"
The elder and younger Bush addressed the Republican convention via video and offered their support to the former Governor of Massachusetts.
I've waited my whole life to see this.
An "unprecedented ground game." And a lot of ground to make up.
Not much talk of limited foreign policy in this speech, or Internet freedom. But still insists Obamacare is unconstitutional.
American politics now.
"We know what the President's got on his iPod, but we don’t know what he plans to do about a looming tax hike," McConnell will argue, according to excerpts obtained by BuzzFeed.
Production manager programs RNC stage to say "Will You Marry Me?" Spoiler: she said "Yes."
Back stage, she thought about Hispanics, Romney says.
Romney is at its center, but delegates are eager to hear from Rubio, Ryan, and other younger Republicans. Mitt is likable enough.
This is apparently what passes for family drama in Romneyland.
Introducing his wife in a pre-taped segment, Romney jokes that Ann could take his place atop the Republican ticket — and that the press would like her better. Not bad!
Sununu unfazed by Paul rebellion at the convention. The party is "unified."
"It is not easy on the wives, the children, the family, the friends because you see someone that you love being maligned, lied about, mistreated, abused, criticized." Miriam Adelson enjoyed the speech.
That was Ann's role. "It freed me up to put the choice in more general terms."
A dramatic, and perhaps risky, reversal for a careful candidate. Unlearning the "brutal" lessons of 2007.
These two speeches to the Republican National Convention Tuesday were not meant to be back-to-back. Much less mashed-up.
The best of her winning speech. An impossible act for Chris Christie to follow.
It was the perfect thing to wear to deliver a speech about "love." But it didn't tell us much about Ann.
The Fox commentator said tonight -- in remarks that are sure to draw comparisons from conservatives to Hilary Rosen's snipe that Ann Romney "didn't work a day in her life" -- that Ann Romney "looks to me like a corporate wife. The stories she told about struggles are hard for me to believe. I mean, she's a very rich women."
"Do you even recognize the America they are talking about?"
Rick Santorum blew up Twitter tonight with his hands-on speech at the RNC. Here are the best parts.
The Romney campaign's most powerful wedge takes center stage.
"Joe Biden told me that he was a good golfer, and I played golf with Joe Biden I can tell you that's not true," the Ohio Governor said.
Maybe not so much in Nevada.
Note to self: "God Bless The USA" is a crowd pleaser at any Republican party.
With a captive audience watching the keynote, Romney directs people to a fundraising page and a link to watch the address.
The unseated Maine delegates didn't get what they wanted, and the whole delegation walked out. Romney and Paul brass united in their irritation: They're "acting like three-year-old children."
Small business woman Sher Valenzuela, who is running for Lt. Governor in Delaware, is giving a primetime speech tonight at the "We Build It" themed day of the Republican convention. Valenzuela gave a PowerPoint-presentation to the Wilmington Women In Business forum in April entirely focused on working with the government to get government contracts to build your business. Media Matters also found she gave a similar presentation again in May.
A "mediocre" politician and less Latino than Jeb Bush? The comment was "unpleasant" and unauthorized, says Univision.
"The last thing you want to do is poke a stick in the eye of conservative activists," says Brown. Romney camp tries to hold the line on a compromise.
OK, it's almost entirely Jon Voight.
A traditional religious view is also on message.
Comes days after Colorado Communications Director was told not to talk to the press after telling a reporter not to ask Romney about abortion.
David Brooks regrets your sense of humor.
Citing the hurricane and the timing of the Democratic convention, Stuart Stevens says, "All bets are off."
He's in Tampa, he says, in part to show solidarity with those awaiting Hurricane Isaac.
"He's become a very consistent supporter of the embargo."
The candidate's wife says the hardest part of tonight's speech will be sticking to the script.
In a farcical scene, one protester after another stood up to shout at Rubio while he gave a breakfast speech. "Is there anyone else who'd like to give their opinion?"
Their most powerful weapon, a top aide says. "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers," says Newhouse.
"It's going well," says Kaufman.
Politicians' obsession with the middle class means neither party talks about, or to, the poor anymore. The apathy is mutual.
Hours before convention speech, Davis' former colleagues accuse him of "transparent opportunism."
A vote of confidence for the grassroots dissenters. And a headache for Team Romney.
The most hardcore protesters took the bus down from New York City's core Occupy movement. Monday's chant: "Let us use the bathroom!"
Paul Ryan being at the bottom of the ticket, he gets toenails. Spotted on the floor at the Republican National Convention.
Country musician Lane Turner performed a new song during soundcheck at the Republican National Convention. "I built it with no help from Uncle Sam."
A fight over the Maine delegation — and over control of the Republican National Convention.
During an appearance tonight on Hardball, Newt Gingrich fired back at Chris Matthews accusing him of race baiting for calling Barack Obama a "food stamp President." "Why do YOU assume food stamp refers to blacks? What kind of racist thinking do you have," Gingrich said.
The Convention convened, albeit briefly, then adjourned in preparation for Hurricane Isaac.
One hurricane can mean so many things to so many people. Especially when it's heading straight through day one of the RNC.
Speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition yesterday in Tampa ahead of the Republican convention, the Texas GOP Senate hopeful said that Hurricane Isaac was a "blessing" and said Republicans could be thankful for it because it "kept Joe Biden away." Update Ted Cruz's campaign manager, John Drogin, sends over this comment on Cruz's joke: "I understand that the Democrats are very sensitive about jokes about Joe Biden, and for good reason. As Ted expressed the very same day, it is critical that everyone be fully prepared for any hurricane, and our prayers are with everyone in the path of Tropical Storm Isaac."