• How Main Street Makes It Into Political Conventions Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 11:02 PM ET

    Many of the players and parts are obvious; local leaders, governors and members of Congress, CEOs, friends of the candidate, family members. What stands out areĀ  the Main Street Americans, everyday people, making cameo appearances. Here's how they get picked.

  • GOP Convention: Now It's Paul Ryan's Turn     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of what to expect, as the GOP gathers for another day of activities and speeches at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

  • Christie in the Spotlight, How'd He Do?     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 6:40 AM ET

    Michael Crowley, Time deputy Washington bureau chief, weighs in on Ann Romney and Gov. Chris Christie's debut last night at the Republican National Convention.

  • Ann Romney and NJ Gov. Christie to Speak     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    Ann Romney's speech tonight at the RNC convention could help deepen the personal connection between Mitt Romney and American voters, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Isaac Now Category 1 Hurricane     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 12:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Hurricane Isaac has now strengthened to a category one hurricane.

  • GOP Convention Gets Revved Up     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the Republican party is counting on heavy hitters to make the case for Mitt Romney as the next president.

  • Louisiana Braces for Isaac     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    Sen. David Vitter, (R-LA), discusses why he is staying home instead of attending the GOP convention, as his state prepares for the impact of Tropical Storm Isaac.

  • "It's going to be jobs, it's going to be the economy, I think it's going to be gasoline prices," says Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, discussing his message to Republicans, as the GOP gathers in Tampa to officially nominate Mitt Romney.

  • Republicans Get Ready for Romney     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 7:14 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the latest details on the GOP's convention, set to kick off tonight in Tampa. Also, Judd Gregg, Goldman Sachs international advisor, discusses presidential politics and how Mitt Romney plans to strengthen the nation's economy.

  • GOP to Nominate Romney     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 6:07 AM ET

    The Republican Convention moves into full swing today. CNBC's John Harwood has the details on all the events on today's agenda.

  • What Is Mitt Romney's Message?     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 7:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports more people are leaving New Orleans amid concerns over Tropical Storm Isaac; and CNBC Contributor Robert Costa weighs in on Mitt Romney's message ahead of his speech at the Republican Convention in Tampa.

  • Tracking Tropical Storm Isaac     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 7:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and Weather Channel's Todd Santos, report Tropical Storm Isaac is now barreling towards the northern Gulf of Mexico.

  • Latest on Republican National Convention     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood, reports the latest details from the Republican National Convention; and Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), and Herman Cain, former presidential candidate (R), provide perspective.

  • NHC: Isaac Will Become Hurricane     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    According to the National Hurricane Center, tropical storm Isaac is expected to become a category 2 hurricane, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

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    The GOP response to news that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida backs President Obama is a time-tested one for such occasions: question the turncoat's motive, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Your Currency Trade on Tropical Storm Isaac Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 8:12 AM ET

    Floridians are getting ready for Isaac, and this currency trade will have you prepared too.

  • Storm to Miss GOP Convention     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 8:05 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest details on the Republican National Convention, as Mitt Romney accepts his party's nomination for the presidency this week.

  • The Tea Party's '12 for 12' Plan for the RNC     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 7:50 AM ET

    Matt Kibbe, FreedomWorks CEO, discusses how the Tea Party plans to make their voices heard at the GOP Convention.

  • The Tempest in Tampa     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 7:43 AM ET

    Tampa's Mayor, Bob Buckhorn explains what his city is doing to prepare for the Republican National Convention and the economic boost it will provide for the local community.

  • GOP Convention Kicks Off     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 7:35 AM ET

    Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI), discusses Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's plan for the economy and the middle class. Robert Doll, BlackRock, and Tobias Levkovich, Citi Chief U.S. equity strategist, weigh in.

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