Check out these three panoromas from the 2012 Grand Prix of Baltimore. Contributors Stokely Baksh, Sean Crowley and Jon Sham.
The 2012 Grand Prix of Baltimore roared through downtown from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. Compiled here are the latest photos coming in from around the track, within the stands and more.
The 26th Burning Man Festival ramps up in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. More than 60,000 people have gathered at the sold out festival.
August 31 Photo Brief: Paralympics continue in London, Spike Lee is bad in Venice and Prada fashion in Spain
Jessica Long wins big at the Paralympics, Spike Lee at the Venice film festival, fashion week in Spain and more in today’s daily brief.
Romney stresses jobs, Eastwood sees an empty chair and Obama concedes the night on Day 4 of the Republican National Convention
Formally accepting his nomination, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took the stage Thursday night to address millions of voters on why he should be chosen to lead the country.
Romney’s remarks focused on unfulfilled promises of the Obama administration, religion, jobs and the economy. “Hope and change had a powerful appeal,” Romney said. “But tonight I’d ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now that he’s President Obama? You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.”
The last night of the convention also saw mystery surprise guest Clint Eastwood who delivered an ad-lib speech in support of Romney, speaking to an Invisible Obama sitting on a chair. The remark launched the @InvisibleObama Twitter account (which ballooned to 26k+ followers by the end of the convention) and spawned countless #Eastwooding memes.
Other final day events highlights came from Jeb Bush, past Olympians Scott Hamilton, Mike Eruzione and Kim Rhode, musical performances by Taylor Hicks and Bebe Winans & choir, a massive balloon drop and prayer.
All eyes on Mitt Romney after rousing speech from Paul Ryan on Day 3 of the Republican National Convention
Tonight, the Republican National Convention will conclude with the formal nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the 2012 Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates.
And in what might be the most important speech of Mitt Romney’s life, Romney will take the stage in a defining moment for both his base and millions of Americans tuning in. His speech comes on the heels of Ryan’s energizing address, which criticized President Obama’s policies on the economy, health care and jobs.
“President Obama is the kind of politician who puts promises on the record, and then calls that the record,” Ryan said. “But we are four years into this presidency. The issue is not the economy as Barack Obama inherited it, not the economy as he envisions it, but this economy as we are living it.”
Other Day 3 speakers included 2008 presidential candidate John McCain, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.
The aftermath of a Syrian street fight, a local swimmer’s Paralympics effort, a Lebanese sit-in and more in today’s daily brief.
An Ultra-Orthodox wedding, Tomatina festival, Stockholm fashion, a sniper’s sight in Syria and more in today’s daily brief.
Hurricane Isaac, the slow-moving but powerful Category 1 hurricane, was felt along the Gulf Coast, threatening to flood towns in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana with storm surges of up to 12 feet and winds up to 80 miles per hour, according to reports by Reuters.
While not nearly as strong as Katrina – a Category 3 hurricane when it slammed into New Orleans on August 29, 2005 – Isaac was a threat that authorities said should not be underestimated.
With newly upgraded Hurricane Isaac blowing past Florida, the Republican National Convention surges on with speeches by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former GOP presidential race contender Rick Santorum, and Ann Romney, the wife of the now affirmed GOP presidential nominee. The abbreviated convention schedule may have dampened the opening day, but with Mitt Romney’s arrival, Day 2 finds the winds of the Grand Old Party struggling to hold onto the many hats of a divided Republican base.