Tales from the Trail

Inside the Tent: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford

September 4, 2008

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford feels pretty good about John McCain‘s chances in his state.

Inside the Tent: Ron Silver talks about terrorism

September 4, 2008

Director and actor Ron Silver talks about his support for the Bush administration’s response to the attacks of Sept. 11 in New York and Washington and why the issue of terrorism remains important to him now. This video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor John Steward.

These little piggies went to St. Paul

By Reuters Staff
September 4, 2008

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By Lea Radick and Ashley Sears

ST. PAUL – Take a walk through downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, while the Republican National Convention is in town and you can expect to see roving bands of policemen with riot gear, keeping the peace.

Inside the Tent: Reactions to Sarah Palin’s speech

By Reuters Staff
September 4, 2008

Sarah Palin touted her small-town roots and lashed out at Democrat Barack Obama during a highly anticipated speech to the Republican convention on Wednesday, ridiculing her critics as out-of-touch elitists who do not understand everyday life in America.

Inside the Tent: Ralph Reed

September 3, 2008

Republican strategist Ralph Reed talks about what John McCain can do to get out the vote among social conservatives — starting with his pick of Sarah Palin as the vice presidential nominee. This video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor John Steward.

Which way to the convention?

September 3, 2008

rtr21sbp.jpgA reception in Minneapolis Tuesday night for Indian Americans who support Republican presidential candidate John McCain went well: the food was tasty, the drinks flowed, and everyone touted McCain’s informal support of the U.S.-India civil nuclear accord.

Inside the Tent: Rally for the Republic

September 3, 2008

Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul drew thousands of supporters to his “Rally for the Republic” event this week in Minneapolis,  across the river from the mainstream Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Pepper spray again perfumes St. Paul streets

September 3, 2008

The invigorating scent of pepper spray perfumed downtown St. Paul again on Tuesday.

Faith on full display at Republican convention

September 3, 2008

ST. PAUL – Faith was on full display at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night with prayers from a pastor and tunes belted out by a Christian pop star.

Police, protesters clash near convention

September 2, 2008

ST. PAUL – Police in riot gear used pepper spray and smoke bombs against a few hundred violent protesters on Monday, and at least a dozen were arrested outside the arena where the Republican party opened its presidential convention.