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Virginia Republicans Brace For Their Own Convention Next Year

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling renewed their verbal sparring, each suggesting that next May's convention format favors his candidacy for governor.


Reports: Clint Eastwood Will Make Republicans' Day

There was speculation earlier in the week that "Dirty Harry" would make an appearance at the GOP convention. Now we're seeing reports that it's confirmed.


Janesville Debate: Dissecting Ryan's Claim, Obama's 'Promise' & The Facts

There are claims flying back and forth today over whether Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has falsely accused President Obama of breaking a promise to make sure a GM plant in Ryan's hometown stayed open. Let's look at the facts.


CNN Camerawoman: Racial Taunts Aimed At Her Could Happen Anywhere

"This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue," CNN camerawoman Patricia Carroll says of an ugly incident that happened inside the arena at the Republican National Convention.

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View From The Convention Floor: Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling talks about his party's Romney-Ryan ticket, the endless political ads bombarding residents of his state, and his upcoming campaign for the governor's seat. 

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Race And Politics In The South (Rebroadcast)

From the five states that make up the Deep South, there is just one white Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives -- and the Congressman is in jeopardy of losing his seat this November. It’s a trend that has been underway for years...


The Word From The RNC Floor

All eyes are on Mitt Romney as he formally accepts his party's nomination as the 2012 Republican presidential candidate. As GOP leaders and politicians convene for the final time in Tampa, Florida host Michel Martin meets two attendees on the floor of the convention.

Is Your Candidate Keeping The Faith?

As the Republican convention continues, the major political parties are defining their positions — and many are focused on faith. Host Michel Martin speaks with a diverse panel of religious leaders to weigh how they balance faith and politics.

Don't Forget All Politics Is Local, Mayor Says

Most of the focus at the Republican National Convention has been on politicians at the top of the ticket. But Mesa, Arizona Mayor Scott Smith is leading a delegation of mayors to Tampa for the RNC. He talks with host Michel Martin about some of the issues local leaders are hoping the national politicians don't forget.