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  • Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan.

    Seizing the spotlight, Paul Ryan told the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night that Mitt Romney "will not duck the tough issues" if he wins the White House this fall, and their party will move forcefully to solve the nation's economic woes.

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 28, 2012 during the Republican National Convention.

    "Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths," Gov. Chris Christie told the GOP Convention. But what were the truths behind the speeches? Here's a look at some of the facts behind the rhetoric.

  • While many folks tend to tune out the political conventions, investors have been known to take notice and usually cast their monetary votes with the Republicans.

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the keynoter, spoke last. But the message of Ann Romney, who spoke before him, carried more significance for the prospects of her husband, Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney joins his wife, Ann Romney on stage during the Republican National Convention.

    Republicans  nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, culminating a long primary fight and setting the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama.

  • Ann Romney wife of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks on stage during the Republican National Convention.

    In front of a spirited crowd  that  packed the Tampa Times Forum, Chris Christie gave a solid speech which echoed Mitt Romney's programs consisting of substantial budget cuts, tax cuts, and entitlement reform.

  • Mitt Romney gives speech in NH as he sweeps states

    For Mitt Romney, the road to the GOP presidential nomination began with a family tradition of public service and then came the Olympics.

  • US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney kisses his wife Ann upon arriving in Tampa, Florida.

    Republicans are eager to showcase Mitt Romney as a man who understands everyday Americans and a leader who can fix the economy. But with New Orleans waiting fearfully to see where a massive storm makes landfall, no one knows how grand the party will be.

  • The main principles of the Tea Party permeate the Republican Party platform and the Republican ticket, Rep. Michele Bachmann told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

  • Mitt Romney

    When Mitt Romney declared during his unsuccessful campaign for the Senate in 1994 that the federal minimum wage should rise with inflation, a break with Republican doctrine, both Democrats and Republicans accused him of pandering to Massachusetts voters, the New York Times reports.

  • 2016 Obama's America

    August may be the laziest month for Hollywood blockbusters, but it has become open season for little-films-that-can. And this year is no exception, with the political documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” pulling in more than $9 million to become the top grossing non-nature documentary of the year.

  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on August 2, 2012 in Basalt, Colorado.

    The Fiscal Times spoke with delegates from six of the major swing states who represent a mix of views about Romney, but this group is unified by one belief: President Obama has been a disaster and needs to be replaced.

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    As the income gap between rich and poor widens, a majority of Americans say the growing divide is bad for the country and believe that wealthy people are paying too little in taxes, according to a new survey.

  • Tax rates would have to double to preserve Medicare and Social Security in their current form, tax foe Grover Norquist warned on CNBC’s "Squawk on the Street" on Monday.

  • Charlie Crist (I)

    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.

  • Larry Kudlow interviews Mitt Romney

    In an interview with USA Today, Mitt Romney calls campaign attacks by President Obama and his allies "vituperative" and "vicious" and "absurd" and "sad." Also: Effective.

  • A video tribute shows an image of former President Ronald Reagan as people hold signs that say 'Win one for The Gipper' on the third day of the Republican National Convention in New York, September 1, 2004.

    Will the 2012 Republican National Convention produce moments to remember? Tropical Storm Isaac, perhaps? Here are some previous indelible events from past GOP conventions.

  • Cars leave the Lower Keys on August 25, 2012 in Key West, Florida. Residents in the Florida Keys are preparing after a Hurricane Warning was issued as Tropical Storm Isaac tracks north.

    The prospect of a major storm blowing through the Gulf of Mexico toward New Orleans upset the tight choreography of the Republican convention on Sunday, straining the party’s highly scripted plans for showcasing Mitt Romney and raising the possibility that news media attention could shift elsewhere, the New York Times reports.

  • It is an eerily quiet morning in Downtown Tampa, and residents say more so than a usual Sunday. Not only is the Republican National Convention hours away from the gavel, but the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac have also begun. Winds have picked up and there is some drizzle.

  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on August 2, 2012 in Basalt, Colorado.

    Mitt Romney is heading into his nominating convention with his advisers convinced he needs a more combative footing against President Obama. The New York Times reports.