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Democratic National Convention 2012 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Preview Of November? Democrats Trounce Republicans In Convention Ratings

The early returns are in and, according to the Neilson rating company, the Democrats beat the Republicans… and the NFL.

09/07/2012

Former President Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Thanks To Clint And Clinton, We Almost Stayed Awake

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions of 2012 – yawn-per-yawn – have to be the most uninspiring political conventions in recent history.

09/07/2012

Protesters march at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Take Their Turn With Gaffes And Negative Press At Convention

Commonly referred to as “what goes around, comes around’, the Republicans are finding plenty to take shots at as the Democrats conduct their week in the ‘often dubious’ political spotlight called “the Convention”.

09/06/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Offer A Positive Vision For The Future At Convention After GOP Offers Only Attacks

Sitting in the Time Warner Cable Arena last night I was struck by how different the Democratic National Convention was from the Republican event last week. Unlike the Republicans in Tampa, Democrats focused on the fight to preserve the middle class and the American Dream.

09/05/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: 2012 Democratic National Convention: Superstar-less And On The Defensive

What a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans’ star-packed convention in Tampa.

09/05/2012

Rachel Maddow (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Opinion: Famous People Should Keep Their Mouths Shut During Political Conventions

It is strange that famous people think the world gives a hoot about their political views. Last week, a good number of famed and fortuned people spoke their anti-Republican and anti-Romney prejudiced-minds regarding the Republican National Convention.

09/04/2012

Clint Eastwood (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Empty Chair Day 2012 and #Eastwooding

Instead of getting rowdy at a demonstration or protest regarding the lack of jobs throughout the country, people can voice their discontent with the nation’s current unemployment rate on this Labor Day by simply placing an empty chair in their front yard.

09/03/2012

Clint Eastwood (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Clint Eastwood Made My Day

Last night, Clint Eastwood produced the most bizarre and uncomfortable moments in modern convention history. If Mitt Romney cannot get his campaign right. If he cannot even get the things that he can control right, how can he make the case that he can run the country?

08/31/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Biased Media Criticizes Romney’s Top Fundraisers

As the media positively and glowingly report high-profile presidential fundraising events for President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee, they report on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s and the Republican’s big-dollar fundraising gatherings in and around Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention with total suspicion and even worse.

08/31/2012

Paul Ryan (R-WI) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Paul Ryan And His Little White Lies

While Paul Ryan is entitled to his own opinions, he is not entitled to his own facts. He lied to America about Medicare. He lied to America about the debt commission. He really lied to America about the stimulus and America’s debt rating.

08/30/2012

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois GOP Star Aaron Schock Focused On 2012, But Could Be A Force In 2014

Two of the Republican Party’s biggest stars were shining in Tampa on Wednesday, at the second full day of festivities for the Republican National convention.

CBS 2–08/29/2012

Mitt and Ann Romney (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Ann Romney’s RNC Speech Helps Mitt’s Image

The speech gave much of what Ann and Mitt Romney have been trying to reveal about themselves throughout the misleading negative campaigning of 2012 which has put them on some imaginary pedestal due to Mitt Romney’s business success and extreme wealth. They, too, like most American families, have obviously experienced life’s uncertain challenges intertwined with their successes.

08/29/2012

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 28, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Seems To Be Center Of Attention At GOP Convention In Tampa

The Republican National Convention got off to a rousing start on Tuesday, with Ann Romney speaking from her heart about her husband, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaking from his gut.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Illinois Republican delegates line up to board a bus to the Republican National Convention on Aug. 28, 2012. The bus from their hotel to the convention showed up an hour late. (Credit: CBS)

Rough Start For Illinois Delegation At GOP Convention

For Illinois GOP delegates, getting to the Republican National Convention in Tampa was a pain on Tuesday, but once inside, the delegation’s chairman had a little fun.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Kirk Sends Video Message To Colleagues At GOP Convention

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) was unable to attend this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, but he was still able to make an appearance in a video greeting for his GOP colleagues.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ron Paul’s Legacy Deserves Better Than ‘2012 Spoiler’

Ron Paul’s impact on the future of America and how the nation remembers his involvement with the GOP presidential campaign process of 2012 is his and his alone. By saying that he cannot fully support the Republican Party’s choice and raising the discontentment of his supporters, he is on the verge of being best remembered as the presidential election spoiler – or attempted spoiler – of 2012.

08/28/2012

Republican Party's Elephant Symbol (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Illinois Delegate Has Unusual Job On GOP Convention Floor

At the Republican National Convention, one Chicago delegate has an unusual job on the convention floor.

08/28/2012

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Illinois GOP Fashion Statement: Fire Madigan Buttons

So what’s the fashionable Illinois delegate wearing at the Republican national Convention?

08/28/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rain Delay Won’t Dampen Illinois Delegation At GOP Convention

The Illinois delegates have arrived in Tampa, Fla., for the Republican National Convention, saying the storm that forced the shift to a dramatically abbreviated schedule on Monday has been overblown.

08/27/2012

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