Republican National Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Drops Plans To Bid For 2016 Democratic Convention; KC A Finalist For GOP Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-drops-plans-bid-2016-democratic-convention-kc-finalist-gop-convention <p><em><strong>(Updated 2 p.m. Thurs, Feb. 27)</strong></em></p><p>St. Louis has decided against bidding to host the 2016 Democratic presidential convention, citing the current civic focus on improving the downtown access to the Gateway Arch.</p><p><font size="2" style="font-size:10pt">Instead, city officials will consider seeking the 2020 convention "when the Arch (project) is done and paid for," a spokesman for Mayor Francis Slay said Thursday.</font></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:05:32 +0000 Jo Mannies 34014 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Drops Plans To Bid For 2016 Democratic Convention; KC A Finalist For GOP Convention Boehner to RNC delegates: Ill. key to maintaining GOP House majority http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boehner-rnc-delegates-ill-key-maintaining-gop-house-majority <p><em>Reporting in this story from Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky</em></p><p>Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa got a pep talk yesterday from US House Speaker John Boehner. He says Illinois is key to the GOP maintaining its House majority.</p><p>Illinois Republicans made gains in Congress two years ago, winning enough seats that more Republicans than Democrats now represent Illinois in Washington. &nbsp;It's the opposite in Springfield, where Democrats outnumber Republicans in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:06:06 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 4460 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boehner to RNC delegates: Ill. key to maintaining GOP House majority Five takeaways from Wednesday at the Republican National Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-takeaways-wednesday-republican-national-convention If you missed some of Wednesday's action at the Republican National Convention, when Rep. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:43:29 +0000 Mark Memmott 4457 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five takeaways from Wednesday at the Republican National Convention As It Happened: Wednesday At The Republican Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-blog-wednesday-republican-national-convention Hello from Tampa, where tonight Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin accepted the Republican Party's vice presidential nomination and told the nation that if he joins Mitt Romney in the White House they will work to solve the nation's problems, not blame them on others.<p>"We will not duck the tough issues, we will lead," he said. "We will not spend four years blaming others, we will take responsibility. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:52:32 +0000 Mark Memmott 4452 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As It Happened: Wednesday At The Republican Convention Five takeaways trom Tuesday at the Republican National Convention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-takeaways-trom-tuesday-republican-national-convention If you missed some of Tuesday's action at the Republican National Convention, we <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/08/24/159999558/live-blog-tuesday-at-the-gop-convention" target="_blank">were live blogging here</a> and you can always read through it to see how the day and evening went.<p>But if you'd like to save some time, here are five things that struck us:<p><strong>-- The Delegates Really, Really Love Ann Romney:</strong> Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, used<a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/28/160216442/transcript-ann-romneys-convention-speech" target= Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:53:14 +0000 Mark Memmott 4442 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five takeaways trom Tuesday at the Republican National Convention As It Happened: GOP Kicks Off Its Convention; Makes Its Case To The Nation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-blog-tuesday-gop-convention With a program designed both to tell the American people more about Mitt Romney and to make the case that Republicans' ideas for solving the nation's problems are better than Democrats', the 2012 GOP National Convention got going today and Romney officially became the party's presidential nominee.<p>Delegates also officially made Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin the party's vice presidential nominee.<p>We live blogged through the afternoon and evening. Scroll down and read "up" if you want to see how the story developed.<p><strong>Update at 11:05 p.m. ET. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:35:29 +0000 Mark Memmott 4432 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As It Happened: GOP Kicks Off Its Convention; Makes Its Case To The Nation Ann Romney, Gov. Christie & The Roll Call: Today's Convention Highlights http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ann-romney-gov-christie-roll-call-todays-convention-highlights Good morning from Tampa where the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/28/160057506/despite-delay-republican-stage-is-set-in-tampa" target="_blank">Isaac-delayed Republican National Convention</a> is set to get going for real this afternoon.<p>It's going to be a busy day for the GOP once the delegates are called to order at 2 p.m. ET. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:26:44 +0000 Mark Memmott 4426 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ann Romney, Gov. Christie & The Roll Call: Today's Convention Highlights Ill. RNC delegates waiting out Isaac storm with state politicking http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-rnc-delegates-waiting-out-isaac-storm-state-politicking <p></p><p>Tropical Storm Isaac has dismantled Illinois Republican’s convention plans. With national convention events canceled, they're no longer spending Monday nominating Mitt Romney as their candidate for president. That leaves an opportunity for them to focus on state politics.<br><br>Illinois Public Radio's Amanda&nbsp;Vinicky&nbsp;reports from the Republican National Convention in Tampa.</p><p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:49:18 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 4419 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. RNC delegates waiting out Isaac storm with state politicking