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Republican National Convention

Members of the press and bystanders watch protesters being arrested during demonstrations on the eve of the Republican National Convention, Aug. 29, 2004. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched on the eve of the four-day RNC. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

City To Pay $18 Million To Settle ‘Wrongful’ Arrests During 2004 RNC

The settlement, which must be approved by a federal judge, would end nearly a decade of legal wrangling over more than 1,800 arrests, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct or parading without a permit.

01/15/2014

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) endorsing Mitt Romney in Oct. 2011. (file/Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Christie: Romney Will Turn Race ‘Upside Down’ At Wednesday Night’s Presidential Debate

Gov. Christie, who delivered the keynote address at the Republican National Convention, said Romney’s experience as governor of Massachusetts gives him an advantage.

09/30/2012

Democratic National Convention 2012 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Preview Of November? Democrats Trounce Republicans In Convention Ratings

The early returns are in and, according to the Neilson rating company, the Democrats beat the Republicans… and the NFL.

09/07/2012

Former President Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Thanks To Clint And Clinton, We Almost Stayed Awake

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions of 2012 – yawn-per-yawn – have to be the most uninspiring political conventions in recent history.

09/07/2012

Protesters march at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Take Their Turn With Gaffes And Negative Press At Convention

Commonly referred to as “what goes around, comes around’, the Republicans are finding plenty to take shots at as the Democrats conduct their week in the ‘often dubious’ political spotlight called “the Convention”.

09/06/2012

FILE - Former President Bill Clinton (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Democrats Put Their Trust In ‘Bubba’ To Push Many To President Obama

Bill Clinton is the first Democratic president to be re-elected since Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama is counting on some of that mojo to help him win a second, too.

09/05/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Offer A Positive Vision For The Future At Convention After GOP Offers Only Attacks

Sitting in the Time Warner Cable Arena last night I was struck by how different the Democratic National Convention was from the Republican event last week. Unlike the Republicans in Tampa, Democrats focused on the fight to preserve the middle class and the American Dream.

09/05/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: 2012 Democratic National Convention: Superstar-less And On The Defensive

What a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans’ star-packed convention in Tampa.

09/05/2012

Rep. Frank Pallone (file / credit: Office of Rep. Frank Pallone)

Rep. Frank Pallone Pokes Fun At Christie At DNC

After Gov. Chris Christie’s star turn at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last week, Democrats at their own convention in Charlotte are poking fun.

09/04/2012

Rachel Maddow (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Opinion: Famous People Should Keep Their Mouths Shut During Political Conventions

It is strange that famous people think the world gives a hoot about their political views. Last week, a good number of famed and fortuned people spoke their anti-Republican and anti-Romney prejudiced-minds regarding the Republican National Convention.

09/04/2012

Clint Eastwood (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Empty Chair Day 2012 and #Eastwooding

Instead of getting rowdy at a demonstration or protest regarding the lack of jobs throughout the country, people can voice their discontent with the nation’s current unemployment rate on this Labor Day by simply placing an empty chair in their front yard.

09/03/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

California Governor Jerry Brown Challenges Chris Christie To Three-Mile Race

“I hereby challenge Governor Christie to a three-mile race, a push-up contest and a chin-up contest,” Brown proclaimed. “And whatever he wants to bet, I have no doubt of the outcome.”

09/01/2012

Clint Eastwood (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Clint Eastwood Made My Day

Last night, Clint Eastwood produced the most bizarre and uncomfortable moments in modern convention history. If Mitt Romney cannot get his campaign right. If he cannot even get the things that he can control right, how can he make the case that he can run the country?

08/31/2012

Mitt Romney speaks during the final day of the 2012 Republican national Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.(Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

In Big Speech To Nation, Romney Asks US To ‘Turn Page;’ Obama Pans GOP Plan

Mitt Romney formally accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

08/31/2012

Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention in Tampa - Aug 30, 2012 and Rep. Paul Ryan at the Republican National Convention in Tampa - Aug 29, 2012 (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Fact Check Friday: Republican National Convention Rhetoric

Both Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan made statements about President Barack Obama. But how much truth was in them?

08/31/2012

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