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South Carolina RNC Members Back Steele — For Nownew

In the past two weeks, as RNC Chairman Michael Steele has found himself engulfed in scandal and his neck stretched out over a public chopping block, top Republicans in South Carolina have got his back.
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  04-07-2010  |  Politics

Eight Reasons Not to Hold the 2012 Republican National Convention in Salt Lake Citynew

8. The downtown Olive Garden can’t accommodate 30,000 fine-diners over a week. 7. Mitt Romney has a whole lotta unpaid SLC parking tickets from 2002. 6. The Wasatch Front only has six 24-hour right-wing talk radio stations...
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Bill Frost  |  02-09-2010  |  Commentary

My Choice to Head the RNC: Saul Anuzisnew

A Harley-riding, blue-collar, first-generation American currently chairs the Michigan Republican Party and is one of the best, most forward-thinking men I have had the pleasure of knowing in my years in politics.
Jackson Free Press  |  Amile Wilson  |  12-01-2008  |  Commentary

The GOP Gets Ready for the Republican National Conventionnew

While Democrats are still competing, Republicans can kick back and plan a party. "It's like planning a dinner party," said Matt Burns, communications director for the GOP convention. "It's good to know the guest of honor."
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Mary F. Patel  |  05-13-2008  |  Politics

Critical Mass Chaos May Be a Preview of the RNCnew

The extra police presence at last month's Twin Cities ride may have been due to the participation of the RNC Welcoming Committee -- a group organizing a mass protest at the 2008 Republican Convention in St. Paul.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Matt Snyders  |  09-13-2007  |  Civil Liberties

Staging Dissent: Montreal Theater Activist Reports on Anti-Bush Protestsnew

When our bus reached the crossing, the U.S. border guard decided to editorialize: "Why on Earth would you want to protest? George Bush is the greatest president since Ronald Reagan and George Washington." And then the guard promptly checked everyone's ID and ushered us through.
Montreal Mirror  |  Jason McLean  |  09-15-2004  |  Politics

How John Kerry Can Emerge From the Democratic Doldrumsnew

In the aftermath of the convention, Democrats are surely praying for something — to begin with, a little more clarity and focus from their nominee.
L.A. Weekly  |  Harold Meyerson  |  09-09-2004  |  Commentary

Rage, Peace and Panty Lines on New York's Streetsnew

Some moments of mischief and mayhem, pain and protest are captured by cameras outside Madison Square Garden during the Republican National Convention.
The Village Voice  |  Jennifer Snow  |  09-08-2004  |  Politics

The Intimidatorsnew

Undercover agents harass activists -- along with a Bay Guardian reporter -- at the Republican National Convention.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Camille T. Taiara  |  09-08-2004  |  Politics

Convention of Hate: Presidency Shouldn't Be Won on Slandernew

We have seen nastiness at both parties' rallies before, but in my time, which goes back to FDR, I can remember no oratory sanctioned by a major party that was more obviously a hate speech than Zell Miller's.
The Village Voice  |  Sydney H. Schanberg  |  09-08-2004  |  Commentary

The Waiting Game: Hundreds Kept in Jail Too Longnew

"You expect it in the former Soviet Union, or Saudi Arabia maybe. But New York City? It's like they took the Bill of Rights and threw it in the trash can," says one man arrested with his brother as they stood on a sidewalk watching anti-Republican demonstrators.
The Village Voice  |  Jennifer Gonnerman  |  09-08-2004  |  Politics

Are You Better Off Today? If You're a Billionaire, Yesnew

A sure sign that at least one of George Bush's wars is going well is that you seldom read about it. The conflict I have in mind is class warfare, a massive redistribution of wealth that would make John Dillinger's bank robberies seem charitable by comparison.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  John F. Sugg  |  09-07-2004  |  Commentary

RNC Report: Everywhere a Signnew

A survey of some of the best protest placards.
Boston Phoenix  |  Camille Dodero  |  09-03-2004  |  Politics

Learning from the Anti-anti-Bush Protestersnew

The right wingers on the side of Seventh Avenue may have been missing the point, but they were also showing up some real weaknesses in the antiwar left's own rhetoric.
Metroland  |  Miriam Axel-Lute  |  09-02-2004  |  Commentary

Down and Out at the RNCnew

A Metroland reporter strides confidently into the Republicans’ midst, and is forced to toast George W. Bush in order to make it out alive. (Second story on page)
Metroland  |  Rick Marshall  |  09-02-2004  |  Politics

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