Conventions

President Bush promised Tuesday that the nation would be safer with John McCain as president, saying his courageous life and sound judgment make the Arizona senator the man Americans need in the White House. (09/02/2008)
Calm returns to Xcel Energy Center after police fired tear gas at protesters. About 2,000 protesters had marched on the Republican National Convention from events at Mears Park and the capitol grounds. (09/02/2008)
Hosting the Republican National Convention was supposed to be a joint affair for the Twin Cities. Civic boosters reminded the public that they were promoting "Minneapolis-St. Paul," not one city over another. But some St. Paul business owners are wondering if they've gotten the short end of the stick. (09/02/2008)
Sen. John McCain did not select Gov. Tim Pawlenty for his running mate, although the Minnesota Republican was reportedly on the shortest of the short lists, but that does not made him any less popular at this year's Republican National Convention. (09/02/2008)
President Bush will deliver remarks to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul tonight. Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman will also speak, welcoming delegates to St. Paul, and Rep. Michele Bachmann is also on the schedule. (09/02/2008)
Hundreds of people unhappy with the two major political parties are offering a noisy endorsement of Texas Congressman Ron Paul at a day-long rally in Minneapolis. (09/02/2008)
Today was the first day of school for many students across Minnesota. And even with the Republican National Convention in town, it was also back to school for the St. Paul School District (09/02/2008)
President Bush will address the delegation via satellite at the Republican National Convention tonight. Much of the convention's opening night schedule was scrubbed last night in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav. (Midday, 09/02/2008)
Authors of recent books on how conservatism can re-invent itself join moderator E. J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and NPR in a panel hosted by the Humphrey Institute. Panelists include former Bush speechwriter David Frum and former congressman Mickey Edwards. (Midday, 09/02/2008)
Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and two of her staffers were among the more than 280 people arrested yesterday during the RNC protests. (09/02/2008)
The "after hours" scene at the Republican National Convention has taken on a charitable focus. Organizers of a number of events and private parties transformed the gatherings into fundraisers for the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund. (09/02/2008)
After the Monday evening sessions of the RNC were canceled because of Hurricane Gustav, delegates suddenly found themselves with extra time on their hands. (09/02/2008)
Though nearly 300 protesters were arrested on the first day of the Republican National Convention, St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman said he feels the officers' actions were nothing short of heroic. (09/02/2008)
With all those extra hours to spare on the first day of the RNC, convention-goers are spending more time getting to know the city and opening their wallets there. At least, that's what civic boosters and business owners were hoping for. (09/01/2008)
Minnesota's U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman is defending fellow GOP lawmakers who are skipping the Republican National Convention because they're busy with re-election campaigns. (09/01/2008)

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