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RNC: Romney addresses the convention

PBS NewsHour provides a comprehensive looks at the speeches and videos from the final evening of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Daily Circuit: Analyzing Romney’s speech

Photo blog: Images from the RNC

Ongoing social media photo updates from the Republican National Convention.

Storified by Minnesota Today · Fri, Aug 31 2012 07:02:45

Picture of me @ChairObama with Clint Eastwood in Tampa. #RNC2012 #GOP2012
They’re all confused by Eastwood too. #RNC2012 #GOP LONSBERRY
Another story about #Clint Eastwood at #RNC2012 @cl_tampa Arts
Sen. Marco Rubio: "I think I just drank Clint Eastwood’s water." 13 Tampa Bay
Barring any "scandal" I am watching our president of the future- 2020.. Its as clear as Rubio 20/20 BRINKMAN
“@keithcate: Rubio speaking at RNC: "Almighty God is the source of all we have"” AMEN!Robin Adkins Vosler
Kid Rock could use bigger shirts. #RNC Kevin
Kid Rock!! #rnc J. Gilbert
Paul Ryan ends the night with his family. Behnken
Vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan addresses the packed crowd this evening. #2012TampaBay #GOP2012 Host Committee
Rock music blares as Paul Ryan takes the stage at #RNC2012. "Let’s get this done," he says: 13 Tampa Bay
Condi Rice takes the #RNC2012 stage, immediately recalls morning of Sept. 11th: 13 Tampa Bay
Pawlenty – It’s not the President’s fault, a lot of people fail at their first job. #2012GOP Grabins
John McCain addresses the GOP Convention #GOP2012 Maroney
RNC 2012: Tim and Mary Pawlenty have to think about what came close – twice… #mapoli Johnson
RT @gaylesierens: The Ryan family practicing for their bag night at the RNC NEWS
Geraldo Rivera interacts with the masses on radio row. very personable. #GOP2012 #rNc #tampa
Donna Brazile and Ralph Reed together again at the RNC. #2012unfilteredwpdan
Hizonor Rudy Gulliani talks to WNYC-am on radio row Wednesday. #rNc #gop2012. #tampa
"Hands off my Vagina!" I am sorry but u have to find #humor in all this #political madness. #RNC #Tampabay #GOP #CNN Quinn
Chelsea Clinton chatting at the #rNc media center google lounge Wednesday. #GOP2012 No drones at the RNC? #OWS — Occupy Tampa (@OccupyTampa) @FederalJackInfo Dropper
I found the stack of "homemade" signs declaring "We love you Ann!" #2012unfiltered #gop2012philiprucker
We weren’t kidding when we said security was tight at #RNC 2012! @WEBNBoston O’Donnell
Interviewed former secretary of state Rice at RNC in Tampa today. @KosichJohn talked Browns with her 1 on 1 airs at 6 Livingston
Religion & Democracy were intended for the good of humanity, not to destroy it. #RNC #GOP #TampaBay @washingtonpost Quinn
Continue to follow the conversation about #TampaBay the rest of this week and after the #RNC is over!
#RNC Press scrum and Marco Rubio @fineout @MaryEllenKlas Baltzelle
MY BOSS GETS ENGAGED ON THE RNC STAGE!! Two peas in a pod! #RNC2012 #cutecouple #happy Powers
Condoleezza Rice practices at RNC podium
@alexbpickett @cl_tampa We have had a great turnout from RNC delegates, visitors, and media, including this morning! salon
HCSO Deputies and Florida National Guardsmen discuss security protocol in downtown Tampa. #RNC
The scene outside my wife’s office in downtown Tampa for #RNC. Hence why she is off the rest of the week. Arcia
HCSO Deputy Brett Seigler ascends to a rooftop near the RNC for a security check. #RNC
NJ Gov Christie talks to the PA and NH breakfast during RNC week. #RNC2012 Zehawi
My view from last night’s RNC. No matter your political POV, watching the USA choose a prez candidate is inspiring. Spies
Senator Marco Rubio on @CBSThisMorning #RNC landman
Chris Christie "a NJ Republican delivering the keynote speech at the RNC.." #gop2012
great remarks from future 1st lady @AnnDRomney #RNC #RomneyRyan2012 @caRNC12 Kuo
Attendees chanting, "USA" and "we want Ann" #RNC
Delegates welcome @GovWalker #Wisconsin #RNC #RomneyRyan2012 @caRNC12 Kuo
Behind the scenes as @thefix preps for a @washingtonpost and Google+ hangout! #gop2012 #2012unfiltered @youtubepoliticspergam
A giant welcome for party switcher Artur Davis #RNC
Ted Cruz. @ RNC Hunt Team Four
Rick Santorum delivers an unapologetically prolife speech at the RNC. Jones
"@TamaraLush: My favorite photo so far. #RNC #Tampa" @SiobhanHarley @BobBuckhornMarjorie Stout
Kapow! Having fun with TFK at the RNC. #2012GOP For Kids
John Kasich. Newt Gingrich. Is this 2012 or 1995? #2012unfilteredwpdan
"Don’t believe the liberal media!" Is now being projected onto the building next door. Lol@ #RNC
Romney brothers await @anndromney as she prepares to take the stage #RNC #RomneyRyan2012 #moms @caRNC12 Kuo
Amazing Grace with @oakridgeboys at the #RNC @caRNC12 #RomneyRyan2012 Kuo
Marchers making their way up 8th Ave in Ybor City. #RNC
The militia organizing at RNC Occupy Ybor. Aicher
IL Rep. @AaronSchock sits with #Romney fam tonight. "Won’t rule out" Gov run in ’14. #RNC Thomas
Minnesota votes at RNC, Paul 33, Santorum 1, Romney 6. Stubbe
Here is a look at the RNC Forum-to-Convention Center air conditioned tunnel that is not quite so cool: Grimes
Just got a badge to get into the RNC convention tonight! Morello
This is Tampa today, on this first full day of the #RNC. You get the idea. (pic via @LHurtadoWFTS) #GOP2012 Glass
Mitt Romney puppet at rally against voter suppression. @wmnfnews #RNC #RNC2012 http://p McKibbon

@campaignstory This is not business as usual in #Tampa looks like a police state! #campaignstory #GOP2012 #RNC for Autism
Here’s Michele Bachmann chatting with Minnesota Ron Paul delegates for whatever reason. Wouldn’t answer any questions. Tracey
The RNC just got better belush
RNC chair: Obama never even saw the inside of a lemonade stand! @Globalpost #RNC2012 R MacKenzie
Ron Paul visits and encourages his Minnesota delegates. #rnc2012 Lives
Ron on the floor of the RNC is cheered by the crowd and followed closely by the media pack. Zehawi
#occupytampa #occupyrnc being interviewed at the #RNC Fremeau
RT @5hauser: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is speaking to the Minnesota delegation at the RNC in Tampa-St. Pete. News
#protests at the #RNC #occupyrnc Fremeau
SC Gov. Nikki Haley holds a spontaneous press conference in the Google lounge of the RNC press center. K. Stephens
Tweets are flying at the Social Media Command center in #TampaBay during #rnc
RNC radio row: every major news talk radio station in one place #RNC2012 #ActionRNC George
Tuesday sunrise over Tampa Bay. Beautiful day for the RNC. May the storm be a non-event in New Orleans like it was here Rohrlack
Welcome to Huffington Post Spa for the RNC. Massaging the stress away today. Woo. Lynne
Major #RNC sighting… FL Senator Marco Rubio at the Cuban Club. #TampaBay EDC
Remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac hang over Downtown Tampa. #RNC #TampaBay T
RNC visitors enjoying the beautiful and historic Cuban Club in Ybor City. #TampaBay #GOP2012 EDC
At 4:43 PM EDT, Isaac produced a waterspout in Tampa near #rnc. #flwx Tampa Bay
Democracy in Action, In Tampa, FL. RNC 2012. @zerlinamaxwell green
RNC protest pic, protesters out numbered by police Protest 0 RNC Police 1 Lopez
. @ReincePriebus needles @AdairPolitiFact about Super Bowl comment factcheck. TBTimes
@Citizens_United tent at the #RNC survived the storm! Everything is coming together. #GOP2013 #Isaac #Tampa #Tcot Humphrey
End of the line for umbrellas at the #RNC. Secret Service Security is tight in #Tampa. Sandoval
Lots of media and probably about 100 protesters at #Romneyville right now. #GOP2012 #RNC Wang
RNC just officially called to order. #ActionRNC #RNC2012 George
RNC Chairman @Reince calling the 2012 convention to order #RNC2012 Wren

MPR News: Minn. Paul supporters say they’re unlikely to support Romney in November because of the way they were treated at RNC.

“The overwhelming majority of Republicans from all wings and parts of the party are committed to replacing Barack Obama and making him a one-term president,” — Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Pat Shortridge told MPR News.

Inside Karl Rove’s billionaire fundraiser

Business Week reports that Rove is optimistic about the GOP winning U.S. Senate races in North Dakota and Wisconsin.

Around MN

MPR News: HealthPartners, Park Nicollet to merge

Minnesota loggers lose markets as mills close down

MPR News: “August was a tough month for Minnesota’s timber industry. Some fear that recent plant closures could signal the end of the road for some of the state’s struggling loggers.”

Twin Cities comedian ‘Wild’ Bill Bauer dead at age 62

“Louie Anderson called him the funniest guy he ever worked with. Alex Cole said he was the most giving Twin Cities comedian around. Scott Hansen said he was a champion of new comedians.On Wednesday, Aug. 29, “Wild” Bill Bauer died in his sleep at his Inver Grove Heights home. A fixture of the Twin Cities comedy scene, Bauer was 62,” Pioneer Press.

Video: Wild Bill Bauer on Louie Anderson’s Comedy Showcase

A trumpet falls silent

“Musical icon Irv Peterson, who played with Wally Warren, Sammy Jensen orchestras, dies at age 91,” Marshall Independent.

Buffalo Co. study: extend the frac moratorium

“A Buffalo County Health Department report on frac sand recommends that the current county moratorium on new sand operations be extended beyond its planned October 31 expiration date. A continued moratorium would allow further study of the industry and potential health and safety effects. It would also allow time for air quality monitoring to provide baseline data on existing dust levels before any new operations start up,” Winona Post.

Coca-Cola of Winona ending glass tradition

Winona Daily News: “The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Winona, the last one in the country still making the returnable 61/2-ounce glass bottles, has announced it’s ending the practice after an 80-year run.”

Range steelworkers, mining companies still talking

“Union contracts are scheduled to expire at midnight, with health care a major sticking point,” Star Tribune.

Minnesota DNR asks hunters to spare collared bears

“While it’s not illegal to shoot bears with radio collars, the Department of Natural Resources is asking that hunters take a pass,” Duluth News Tribune.

Bids are in on Vikings stadium project

“The architect behind new homes for the Twins, Wild and Gophers is among those in the running for the Metrodome replacement,” Star Tribune.

Thursdays on First wraps up record-setting summer

“Manning the Peace Plaza information booth on a hot afternoon, Jon Eckhoff looked at the crowd milling about the arts and crafts booths, food and beverages in hand, and declared another successful summer for Thursdays on First,” Rochester Post Bulletin.

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