Republican National Convention http://wfae.org en The Republican Platform And The RNC http://wfae.org/post/republican-platform-and-rnc <p>Around here pretty much all the talk is about the Democratic National Convention but the Republican party holds a convention too and it starts this week in Tampa. The possible threat of hurricane conditions is not the only thing that has the convention buzzing. The Republican Party Committee has included tough language in their platform against abortion and immigration. GOP faithful hope the convention will add momentum to Mitt Romney's campaign which is locked in statistical dead heat with President Obama. We look at the news coming out of the Republican National Convention.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 3860 at http://wfae.org The Republican Platform And The RNC Pay Attention! It’s Time For Pol. Conventions 101 http://wfae.org/post/pay-attention-it-s-time-pol-conventions-101 <p>With the Republican and Democratic national conventions about to take place, it might be good to have a Convention 101 lesson.&nbsp;</p><p>Don’t worry — there won’t be an exam (well, not until Nov. 6 — but there will be more study guides along the way).</p><p>First, we think of conventions as being unruly and hotly contested meetings, but unfortunately, modern conventions haven’t lived up to this historical image.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:10:33 +0000 Michael Bitzer 3767 at http://wfae.org Pay Attention! It’s Time For Pol. Conventions 101