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CSPAN2 NOW - 3:45pm ct - RNC's Platform Cmte. Preps for Upcoming Convention
CSPAN2 ^ | 8-21-12

Posted on 08/21/2012 1:46:12 PM PDT by STARWISE

Rep Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is Co-Chair and conducting the session at the Tampa Marriot Waterside Hotel.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: convention; platform; rnc; tampa
Republican Officials release Monday Convention Schedule PR NewswirePR Newswire – Mon, Aug 20, 2012

http://news.yahoo.com/republican-officials-release-monday-convention-schedule-170000032.html?_esi=1

"We Can Do Better" to be First Night Theme of Convention

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asserting that "Republicans reject the notion that America's 'new normal' consists of 42 months of deep unemployment and greater debt," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced that the theme of the Republican National Committee's first night will be "We Can Do Better."

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111130/DC14659LOGO)

"Americans know we can do better than joblessness, poverty and debt," said Priebus. "This convention will present our vision for a brighter, better future and it will lay out an optimistic, achievable plan to make it happen."

"Probably no four words could better sum up the conclusion that is shared by millions of Americans as they look back on the past four years," said Convention CEO William Harris. "We can do better than this, and the country knows it."

Schedule Announced on Convention Mobile App

As part of its "convention without walls" program to make the convention open and accessible, Republican officials also released today the convention schedule for Monday, August 27 through the convention's mobile app – Tampa 2012 (http://connect.gopconvention2012.com). Featured speakers for Monday include Ann Romney.

2:00 p.m.

Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus

Color Guard

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem: The Oak Ridge Boys

Invocation

Opening procedural steps, appointment of convention committees

Welcoming remarks, and House and Senate candidates and RNC auxiliaries

RNC Chairman Priebus

RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris

Chairman of Tampa Bay Host Committee Al Austin

Republican Congressional Candidates

State Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA)

Representative Tim Griffin (AR)

Republican Senate Candidates

Republican National Committee auxiliaries

Consideration of convention committee reports

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

Committee on Credentials Chairman Mike Duncan

Committee on Permanent Organization Chairwoman Zoraida Fonalledas

Convention Permanent Chairman Speaker John Boehner, Presiding

Official Convention Photograph

Committee on Rules Chairman John Sununu

Committee on Resolutions Chairman Governor Bob McDonnell

Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Senator John Hoeven

Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States

Roll Call for Nomination of Vice President of the United States

7:15 p.m.

Recess

7:45 p.m.

Reconvene

Remarks by Speaker John Boehner

Remarks by Governor Rick Scott (FL)

Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

Video

Remarks by Senator Rand Paul (KY)

Various Speakers

Remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)

To Be Announced

Remarks by Artur Davis and video

Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (TX)

Musical Act

Remarks by Governor Nikki Haley (SC)

Remarks by Mike Huckabee

Remarks by Mrs. Luce' Vela Fortuno

Remarks by Mrs. Ann Romney

Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez and adjournment.

About the 2012 Republican National Convention

The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30, 2012. Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, media and other guests. For more information about the 2012 Republican National Convention, become part of the virtual convention at www.ConventionWithoutWalls.com, visit our website www.GOPConvention2012.com and check out our official blog, Conventional Wisdom, at www.gopconvention2012.com/blog/.

Paid for by the Committee on Arrangements for the 2012 Republican National Convention www.GOPConvention2012.com - Phone: (813) 381-5588 Not Authorized By Any Candidate or Candidate's Committee

SOURCE 2012 Republican National Convention

1 posted on 08/21/2012 1:46:20 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: onyx; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; ...

Link for above schedule

http://news.yahoo.com/republican-officials-release-monday-convention-schedule-170000032.html?_esi=1


2 posted on 08/21/2012 1:48:30 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks very much, dearest STAR. I hope this doesn’t need a barf alert. Prayers and fingers crossed.

:)


3 posted on 08/21/2012 1:50:38 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: All

Tea party influences GOP platform talks in Tampa

By Michael Van Sickler, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Excerpt:

Four years later, these groups say they are practically writing the party platform ahead of the Republican National Convention here next week.

“We’re extremely happy that the tea party can have this type of influence,” said Ryan Hecker, a legal adviser for FreedomWorks, the conservative advocacy group founded by Dick Armey. “We’ve definitely taken over the Republican Party.”

More than 100 delegates met Monday at the Marriott Waterside to draft the Republican platform in a sneak peek of the Aug. 27-30 convention. The platform is a 50-page document that provides policy statements that will guide Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign from here on out.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/rnc-kicks-off-a-week-early-in-tampa-to-write-the-party-platform/1246731


4 posted on 08/21/2012 1:51:03 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: onyx

My last post seems hopeful ... ;)


5 posted on 08/21/2012 1:54:15 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: onyx; STARWISE
I hope this doesn’t need a barf alert.

LOL, I best not say nothing...........Again.

6 posted on 08/21/2012 1:59:58 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

LOL .. so far, I’m encouraged by what I’m hearing.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 2:05:23 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Well they may be talking the talk, which Republicans are good at, but............................


8 posted on 08/21/2012 2:15:53 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: STARWISE

Heard on the radio a few hours ago that the overall motto or slogan of the Republican Convention is: “We Built That!”

I haven’t heard or read anything since.
Now I’m wondering if this was a joke - - -

I like it, tho!


9 posted on 08/21/2012 3:23:43 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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