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Ryan’s Accepts “Calling of My Generation”

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seizing the campaign spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan accepted “the calling of my generation” to help lead the country at age 42 and told roaring Republican National Convention delegates and […]

CBS Tampa–08/30/2012

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In Excerpts, Ryan Says Romney Ready to Meet Challenges

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Paul Ryan is quoting his late father and promising better days ahead as he accepts his Republican Party’s vice presidential nomination and introduces himself to the nation. In excerpts released Wednesday […]

CBS Tampa–08/29/2012

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Romney To Be Joined By Olympians In Tampa

Mike Eruzione will be back in the spotlight Thursday night, doing something he never expected. The captain of the U.S. Olympic “Miracle on Ice” hockey team from the 1980 Lake Placid Games is among 11 […]

CBS Tampa–08/29/2012

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Police Pack Tampa with GOP Convention in Town

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — They seem to be on every street corner. Police officers riding bicycles, horses and golf carts that look like baby Humvees. Metal barricades surround all of Tampa’s government buildings. State police, […]

CBS Tampa–08/29/2012

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Romney Still Struggles to Attract Latino Voters

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It may have been a partisan barb from a Democrat, but Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s pointed criticism of the array of Hispanic speakers at the Republican National Convention laid bare […]

CBS Tampa–08/29/2012

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Republican Convention is in Full-Throated Roar

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With the Republican National Convention at last in full-throated roar, nominee Mitt Romney and his team reached out Wednesday to connect with critical voting groups — veterans, Hispanics and women — […]

CBS Tampa–08/29/2012

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Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.

08/29/2012

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Two RNC Attendees Call Black Camerawoman ‘Animal,’ Throw Nuts At Her

Two people attending the Republican National Convention were removed from the premises after throwing nuts at an African-American camerawoman working for CNN. While attacking her, they were quoted as saying, “‘This is how we feed animals.”

08/29/2012

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Opinion: Ann Romney’s RNC Speech Helps Mitt’s Image

The speech gave much of what Ann and Mitt Romney have been trying to reveal about themselves throughout the misleading negative campaigning of 2012 which has put them on some imaginary pedestal due to Mitt Romney’s business success and extreme wealth. They, too, like most American families, have obviously experienced life’s uncertain challenges intertwined with their successes.

08/29/2012

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Christie’s Blunt Style Tested in Convention Speech

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With a rowdy fist-pump, blunt and brash New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lit a fire Tuesday night under the Republican National Convention, labeling Democratic President Barack Obama part of the complacent […]

CBS Tampa–08/29/2012

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