Republican National Convention Kicks Off

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After a delay due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the 40th Republican National Convention is expected to hit full-speed Tuesday in Tampa, Florida. The anticipated 50,000 visitors and delegates will crown former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the party's presidential nominee.

Useful, Interesting and Entertaining Links for the Republican National Convention

The Useful

Live blog from CNN

Live blog from the PBS Newshour

It's All Politics blog at

The Interesting

Christie Takes Up the Tradition of California Bashing (Politico)


Bill Whalen, research fellow at the Hoover Institution

Carla Marinucci, political writer for The San Francisco Chronicle

Belva Davis, Host of KQED Public Television's "This Week in Northern California"

Ricky Gill, Republican candidate in California's 9th Congressional District

Sally Zelikovsky, California delegate (San Rafael) to the 2012 RNC


Conventions by the Numbers (Mother Jones)

From the Vault: Washington Week on the 2008 RNC Hours After Palin Chosen (PBS)

Unprecedented: Obama Campaigns During Republican Convention (The Weekly Standard)

Tropical Storm Isaac: Ron Paul's Best Friend (NPR)

The Entertaining

Un-conventional Moments: A Look Back at GOP National Conventions in Photos (Fox News)

The Republican National Convention in Instagram Pics (Washington Post)