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?


Timothy Cardinal Dolan (file / credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan Prepares To Preach At Republican National Convention

“I’m just thanking him for the gift of freedom and democracy and the very process that has allowed us to exist as a democracy and a republic, to come together in freedom and civility to choose our leaders,” Timothy Cardinal Dolan told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes the stage at the Republican National Convention - Tampa, FL - Aug 28, 2012 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Christie Leaves Indelible Mark At RNC, Already High Stock Skyrockets

It took New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 16 minutes to mention presidential candidate Mitt Romney during his keynote speech. But that hasn’t stopped his rock star-like ascension in the party.


Chris Christie (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Christie On Keynote Address At RNC: ‘I’m On Lockdown, Baby’

With Isaac moving away from Tampa, the Republican National Convention is finally in full swing. Taking center stage on Tuesday night will be New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (C) walks the floor before the start of the abbreviated first day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Hurricane’ Christie Arrives, Rallies Delegates Ahead Of RNC Keynote Address

As of 5 p.m. on Monday, presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney still had not arrived in Tampa so the biggest GOP star in attendance at the time seemed to be N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.


Gov. Chris Christie practicing his RNC speech (credit: govchristie.tumblr.com)

Gov. Christie Launches New Social Media Accounts Ahead Of Republican National Convention Keynote

Gov. Christie has launched Twitter and Tumblr accounts to provide information on his keynote address and his travels surrounding the convention in Tampa.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at rally for Mitt Romney (credit: Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Christie Has Harsh Words For Akin; Offers Hint About RNC Keynote Speech

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to finalize his keynote address for next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. When asked about taking the national stage in a high-profile role, the governor said he’s looking forward to the opportunity.


Michael Pineda (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Michael Pineda Charged With DUI In Tampa

Pineda told the New York Post he had “three or four” mixed whiskey drinks in “three or four” hours. “I was driving very smoothly,” he told the paper.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Chris Christie: No Chance I’ll Tone It Down During Keynote Address

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is on his seventh draft of his keynote address for next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The governor said he worked on his speech while he was on vacation last week.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Report: Chris Christie To Give Keynote At RNC In Tampa

A print report said that word was quietly going out to Republican activists to make sure not to miss the activities on Tuesday, August 28 because of Christie’s presence.


Phil Hughes (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Girardi: Phil Hughes Needs To Step Up His Work Ethic

Joe Girardi rarely goes public with criticism of one of his players, so it was unusual Tuesday when the Yankees manager detailed his unhappiness with the physical condition of Phil Hughes last year.


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Eric Chavez ‘Happy To Be Back’ At Yankees Camp

After an offseason of wondering where — and if — he might play again, Chavez is back with the Yankees.


Don and Preston Mattingly (middle) this offseason (credit: Twitter/@Pmoney30)

Preston Mattingly Looking To Finally Make It With Yankees

Ah, spring training. The warm late-winter sun of Florida. Veterans and prospects looking to make their mark before pitchers and catchers report. And a Mattingly in Tampa.


New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hits in the batting cage during a baseball spring training workout Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Yankees’ Jeter ‘Trying To Get Comfortable’ With New Stride

Derek Jeter will be doing extra work with hitting coach Kevin Long as the Yankees captain adjusts to a change in his stride at the plate. “I’ve got to get used to it,” Jeter said. “I’m trying to get comfortable with it.”


(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Sweeny Says: A-Rod Arrives

As the Yankees continue workouts in Tampa, A-Rod addressed the media for the first time on Monday, talking at ease about his health, his expectations for the coming season, and yes—even the Popcorn Debacle.