Reince Priebus, chair of the Republican National Committee, unveiled an unsparing, 98-page report on the party’s 2012 presidential election loss. Gwen Ifill gets analysis from USA Today’s Susan Page and Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report on the GOP’s soul-searching and future-looking tactics. Continue reading
The final day of the Republican National Convention featured many speakers who highlighted aspects of Mitt Romney as a husband, father, friend and businessman, not the politician. It also featured Romney delivering his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination for president. Continue reading
Wednesday night’s speaker lineup at the Republican National Convention included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno, Arizona Sen. John McCain, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Continue reading
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin stops by the NewsHour skybox to give a Democratic perspective of the events of the Republican National Convention this week. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown spoke with Ohio Gov. John Kasich on the convention floor Tuesday night just minutes after Kasich announced that all 66 of the Republican delegates in that swing state were awarding their votes to Mitt Romney.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor talks to Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, how the Republican ticket would address the needs and expectations of regular Americans, plus the political standoff in Washington between the two parties. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill talks to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising leader of the Republican party, about his role at the convention, his belief that voters should approach this election as a choice between two different visions of government and economy, and his emphasis on encouraging legal immigration. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill to evaluate convention speeches by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ann Romney, to discuss why foreign policy has been a non-issue at the RNC, plus the “wonky earnestness” of Rep. Paul Ryan. Continue reading