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House Speaker John Boehner asks ‘Where are the jobs?’ in convention speech

House Speaker John Boehner delivered a rousing convention speech, indicting President Barack Obama as inept in his management of the US economy as he laid out a well-honed case for electing Mitt Romney instead. “He can’t fix the economy because he doesn’t know how it was built,” Boehner said to…

Ann Romney: Mitt ‘makes me laugh’

Republicans crowned Mitt Romney their presidential nominee as his wife Ann sold their wholesome family and sweetheart love story to US voters in a prime-time convention speech. Romney took to the stage at the packed convention center in Tampa, Florida to proffer a polite thank you kiss as part of…

Jon Stewart: ‘We built this’ RNC theme a tribute to union workers

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart joked that the theme for the Republican National Convention — “We Built This” — was a tribute to the union workers who built the state-funded Tampa Bay Times Forum. He also lampooned the media’s histrionic fear of Tropical Storm…

Janine Turner at RNC: Men can take away your rights

Former model and actress Janine Turner at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night warned that men could take away your rights. “God gives us our rights, not government. If man gives us our rights, then man can take them away,” she said near the end of her speech, putting…

Herman Cain: Democrats trying to deceive by talking about race

Herman Cain enthusiastically told Mother Jones on Tuesday that several advertisements by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney were free of any racial undertones. “There are no racial implications,” he told reporter Tim Murphy in Tampa. “This is fabricated on the part of the Democrats. Man, I’m just sick of all…

Heckler tells Rubio: Stop whoring out to big money interests

During a speech to Florida delegates on Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was heckled numerous times by anti-corporate protesters. “We demand that the GOP stop whoring themselves out to the big money interests that are raping this planet and trying to squeeze every last dime out of the working class,”…

Limbaugh hopes to drown poor voters by ‘shoring up levees’ with ‘bags of money’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday proposed putting “bags of money” around the levees in New Orleans so that “Republicans can get rid of even more Democrats” when poor people drowned because they tried to make off with the cash. “We are mere hours away from Tropical Storm Isaac,…

Santorum defends ‘good man’ Todd Akin

Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) said Tuesday that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), whose comments about “legitimate rape” stirred up a rhetorical firestorm, is a “good man” who just made “a ridiculous statement.” Speaking to CBS News from Tampa, Santorum added that Akin “didn’t do a very good job in dealing…

Chris Christie: Republicans shouldn’t have to ‘cater’ to women

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is advising his party not to “cater” to women with a different message than men because it would be “condescending.” During an interview on Tuesday, Christie told CBS host Charlie Rose that there was a “fallacy about having to cater to a particular sector…

LIVE BLOG AND VIDEO: From the Republican National Convention in Tampa

UPDATE: Scroll down for the live blog from the convention floor, where you can participate along with executive editor Megan Carpentier. After taking a short hiatus due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the Republican National Convention resumed Tuesday. Republican speakers on Tuesday include House Speaker John Boehner, former presidential candidate and…

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