Convention Coverage

The Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich is reporting to you from the Republican National Convention (August 27-30) and Democratic National Convention (September 4-6), with help from The Takeaway's Digital Editor Alex Johnson and reporter Anna Sale from WNYC's political website It's a Free Country. The team will be profiling individual delegates and giving you an inside look at what it's like to attend a convention.

  • What Did the Republican Convention Leave Out?

    Aug 31, 2012
    Tens of thousands of words were uttered onstage at the Republican National Convention this week. Some words cropped up repeatedly: "Jobs." "Economy." "Families." "Obama." Others, such...
  • The Artful Branding of Mitt Romney

    Aug 31, 2012
    It’s simple, but true. We vote for people we like. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has run on the platform that he’s a businessman, who will run the country like a boss runs a comp...
  • Mitt Romney Takes His Turn on Stage

    Aug 31, 2012
    In all of the speeches, hubbub, and storylines coming out of the Republican National Convention, it sometimes seemed the leading man of the show would be overshadowed by the rising st...
  • A Democratic Politician Turned Republican Star

    Aug 30, 2012
    In 2008 former congressman Artur Davis gave a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention seconding the nomination of then presidential candidate Barack Obama. On Tuesday nig...
  • Meet the Delegates: Rick Santorum Supporters

    Aug 30, 2012
    This week, The Takeaway has profiled to Republican National Convention delegates from across the country about the GOP convention and what they think about the future of the country. ...
  • The Resurrection of Condoleeza Rice

    Aug 30, 2012
    This year's Republican National Convention has been about the young new stars of the party and an obvious distancing from the Bush Era. The party's strategy did not, however, apply to...
  • How Effective Was Paul Ryan's Convention Address?

    Aug 30, 2012
    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan headlined the Republican National Convention last night. Ryan is considered by many to be the face and brains of the party’s political...
  • Women React to Ann Romney Convention Speech

    Aug 29, 2012

    After a tough struggle for the GOP with women voters over the past few weeks, following controversial comments from Republican Congressman Todd Akin, has Ann Romney emerged as a new national figure for women?