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  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 7:30 A.M.

    GOP calls for broader gun rights, unlimited clips

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republicans have strengthened the pro-gun-rights portion of their party platform, including a new call for unlimited bullet capacities in guns, in a defiant response to criticism …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 6:26 A.M.

    Obama: GOP could cooperate more in second term

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says his re-election might help end the political stalemate in Washington, much like “popping a blister.” In an interview with Time magazine, Obama …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 4:13 P.M.

    Democrats to stress Obama national security record

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats plan to emphasize President Barack Obama’s record on national security and veterans on the night he delivers his address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 11:45 A.M.

    Rice says America’s voice ‘muted’ in world affairs

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the voice of the United States in world affairs “has been muted” under President Barack Obama, creating a chaotic …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 2:47 A.M.

    Romney joins wife, Ann, on state at GOP convention

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Newly nominated Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is appearing for the first time at the Republican National Convention, striding on stage to hug and kiss his …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 10:40 P.M.

    GOP convention not boom for Tampa merchants

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Streets in the heart of downtown are eerily quiet, key intersections blocked off. Even the best restaurants are easy to get into without a reservation or …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 9:42 P.M.

    Republicans nominate Mitt Romney for president

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Republicans nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, their vote brought to an end a long primary fight and set the stage for a …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 9:25 P.M.

    GOP convention gets rowdy in rift over Ron Paul

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Feeling slighted, supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential bid chanted and booed Tuesday after Republican convention delegates adopted new rules that could impede insurgent candidates …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012, 8:56 A.M.

    Fight for women’s vote defines presidential race

    ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — A nation at war, crippling joblessness and a looming budget standoff that could wreck the economy have been overshadowed in recent days by an issue that …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2012, 10:47 A.M.

    Fla. prepares for Isaac on eve of GOP convention

    MIAMI (AP) — Officials organized shelters and urged vacationers to leave the Florida Keys as Tropical Storm Isaac approached on Saturday, though preparations farther north focused on getting ready for …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012, 10:15 P.M.

    Groups protesting at the Republican convention

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Several groups, primarily labor organizations and those supporting President Barack Obama’s economic and health-care stands, plan to demonstrate outside the Republican National Convention in the coming …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012, 4:44 P.M.

    Kinder, GOP lawmakers challenge Mo. ballot summary

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and other top Republican legislative leaders filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing the secretary of state’s office of writing a health …


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