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2012 Republican National Convention

Oscar Goodman sits in a booth at Oscar's Beef Booze & Broads inside the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.
Oscar Goodman toasts conventions with 'No-Bama' and 'Romney'
Aug. 28, 2012
The major political parties are meeting this week in Tampa, Fla., and next week in Charlotte, N.C., but at least one Las Vegas venue wants its patrons to be able to partake in the atmosphere of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions — at least in spirit.

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Nevada Republicans pass on chance to party with Republican gays and lesbians
Aug. 28, 2012
The Republican Party has had a long-running identity crisis about their relationship with the gay community. It played out in especially awkward fashion at Nevada’s delegation breakfast Tuesday morning.

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Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
Romney nominated; wife Ann convention star speaker
Aug. 28, 2012
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from their national convention stage as the "man America needs" and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against President Barack Obama. The hall erupted in cheers when Romney strolled onstage and shared a hug and kiss with his wife of more than 40 years. "This man will not fail. This man will not let us down," Mrs. Romney said in a prime-time speech.

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Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, arrives on the convention floor for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
Paul gets six petitions but falls short of having his name added to RNC ballot
Aug. 28, 2012
Texas Rep. Ron Paul has succeeded in submitting petitions from six states to put his name up for nomination at the Republican National Convention. Under current convention rules, Paul needs just five states to earn the chance to speak and then be considered for nomination.

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Ron Paul delegates, Tea Party talk cooperation?
Aug. 28, 2012
As the Ron Paul Republicans ponder future efforts to transform the party, an uneasy truce may be forming between them and some Nevada Tea Partyers.

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Ron Paul arrives on the floor of the Republican National Convention Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
Ron Paul greets supporters on floor of RNC
Aug. 28, 2012
If Mitt Romney campaign officials were counting on Ron Paul — Romney's former adversary for the presidential nomination — to play ball during this convention, they might want to reconsider.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and his running mate, Paul Ryan, arrive at a campaign rally Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in Mooresville, N.C.
Mitt Romney must find a way to unify a fractured GOP
Aug. 28, 2012
For Republicans, this week’s national convention is a chance to put aside differences and give presidential nominee Mitt Romney a celebratory boost into the fall campaign. But behind the harmonious images that Romney aides have worked hard to produce, Republicans face a frightening demographic future and a party civil war.

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Ron Paul supporters pose for a picture after an abbreviated session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
In a delegation of Paul supporters, what are Romney delegates to do?
Aug. 28, 2012
For the handful of Nevada Mitt Romney supporters in a delegation controlled by a band of would-be Ron Paul revolutionaries, the Republican National Convention has become more an event to endure than a celebration of their candidate.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tries a pork soft taco while touring the Cardenas  Market at Meadows Lane and Decatur Boulevard Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
Reid visits Las Vegas grocery store, touts Obama's policies
Aug. 27, 2012
Shopping carts rattled to a halt Monday afternoon as wide-eyed grocery shoppers at Cardenas spotted Sen. Harry Reid walking the aisles and sampling a variety of foods. The U.S. Senate majority leader took a 30-minute supermarket tour that doubled as an excuse to tout President Barack Obama’s policies and bring up Mitt Romney’s taxes again while the Republican Party is focused on its national convention in Tampa, Fla.

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Nevada alternate delegate compares national conventions past and present
Aug. 27, 2012
GOP chairman Reince Priebus officially gaveled open the 2012 Republican National Convention today, only to immediately close it for a day-long recess. Even though the proceedings lasted less than five minutes, groups of both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney delegates stood warily by in case either faction tried something unexpected.
Nevada delegates Wiselet Rouzard and Cynthia Kennedy and Nevada delegation guest Dan Kempf display their support for Ron Paul on the floor of the Republican National Convention on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
Ron Paul, Mitt Romney delegates stand at the ready
Aug. 27, 2012
GOP chairman Reince Priebus officially gaveled open the 2012 Republican National Convention today, only to immediately close it for a day-long recess. Even though the proceedings lasted less than five minutes, groups of both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney delegates stood warily by in case either faction tried something unexpected.
Nevada delegate Cynthia Kennedy tells reporters about the state's Ron Paul supporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention as Nevada delegate Wiselet Rouzard, right, and Nevada guest Dan Kempf, center, look on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
Paul rallies supporters on eve of Republican convention
Aug. 27, 2012
Sunday may have been the unofficial kickoff for the Republican National Convention. But for the bulk of Nevada’s delegation, Sunday felt more like a graduation ceremony.

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With GOP's cold shoulder, where do Ron Paul's supporters go from here?
Aug. 27, 2012
With the possibility of a Ron Paul presidency virtually out the window and the congressman rumored to be near retirement, his supporters must decide what to do next — and who will carry them forward.

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Mary White of Rathdrum, Idaho, shows her support for Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, at a rally at the University of South Florida Sun Dome on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.
Paul backers from Nevada resort to backup plan at convention
Aug. 26, 2012
Recent rules decisions have made it all but impossible for Ron Paul supporters to put their candidate’s name up for a vote at the full Republican convention. So they’re opting for one last backup plan: Rescinding them altogether.

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Sandoval to address Republican National Convention on Tuesday
Aug. 26, 2012
Gov. Brian Sandoval has held on to his prime-time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention this week after Tropical Storm Isaac forced the cancellation of the convention’s opening night.

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