Ann Romney says Mitt is the ‘man America needs’

In Tuesday night’s address at the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney’s wife Ann sought to portray a more personal view of her husband, who has struggled to connect with some voters.


Mitt Romney's wife Ann stood in front of a large image of her and her husband earlier in their lives as she addressed delegates during the RNC.

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Mitt Romney's wife Ann greeted the crowd at the RNC.


N.J. Governor Chris Christie delivered the keynote address Tuesday night.


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife watch the Republican National Convention from their hotel room.


Former US Rep. Artur Davis, who delivered a nominating speech for President Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, discussed his support of Mitt Romney.

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Former US Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania addressed the Republican National Convention.

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Alan Philp, of Colorado, wore an elephant hat on the convention floor.


US Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire gave a thumbs down to the Obama administration as she addressed the Republican National Convention.

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Convention attendees cheered during the first full session of the Republican National Convention.


Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum took a picture of his wife, Karen, during the RNC.


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer walked through the crowd after speaking.


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker autographed a Mitt Romney sign for a delegate.


House Speaker John Boehner addressed the Republican National Convention Tuesday night.


Kerry Healey of Massachusetts, Romney's former lieutenant governor, pledged the state's delegates for his candidacy.

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Scott Romney stood with the Michigan delegation as representatives pledged their support for his brother.

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New Jersey put Romney "over the top" for the nomination.

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Delegates held posters for Romney during the roll call.

Convention attendees said the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Convention attendees said the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Protesters carried an effigy of Mitt Romney as they walked through the streets of Tampa, Florida on Tuesday.

Protesters slept in tents Tuesday in a camp in Tampa, Fla., that the demonstrators are calling

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Protesters slept in tents Tuesday in a camp in Tampa, Fla., that the demonstrators are calling "Romneyville."

Delegates celebrated after Mitt Romney was nominated for president.

Mitt Romney wins GOP nomination

Mitt Romney was formally nominated as the Republican presidential nominee, with his party quickly shifting toward reshaping the image the country has of him.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addressed the Republican National Convention Tuesday night.

Christie calls Democrats dishonest in RNC keynote

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered an indictment of President Obama and his party as unwilling to be candid with Americans about the challenges ahead.

A motorist drove through a flooded street in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

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Isaac comes ashore, spawning floods, power outages

Hurricane Isaac hit the coast of Louisiana, sending floodwaters surging, unleashing fierce winds, and knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses.

Fidelity’s Abigail Johnson spoke earlier this year to  the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Fidelity promotes Abigail Johnson to No. 2 role

The promotion is the clearest sign yet that Johnson, 50, is firmly on target to take over the Boston investment giant from her father, Edward “Ned” C. Johnson 3d.

Boston Teachers Union to block new evaluation system

The move by the union is the latest flashpoint in the increasingly contentious negotiations with the city over a new contract.

Opinion | Scot Lehigh

A GOP critique based on false premises

Tuesday night’s events seemed to please the GOP faithful. And yet there was one inconvenient problem: The essence of the GOP’s critique was based on false premises.


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Both President Obama and his presumptive Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, are seeking to appeal to a broad swath of financially struggling voters who identify as middle class. Recent data show that America’s middle class has been shrinking.

Poll highlights income divide in US

A majority of Americans say the growing income gap between the rich and poor is bad for the country and believe that the wealthy are paying too little in taxes, according to a new survey.


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Alex Casetta of Denver held up a sign in support of Ron Paul in Tampa.

Ron Paul delegates try to strike down new GOP rules

Rep. Paul’s delegates are trying to mount a floor fight over rules designed to limit the ability of insurgent candidates to amass delegates to future conventions.


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Jason Santos, owner and executive chef at Blue Inc., says the dog he adopted was the only one that didn’t bark at his blue hair.

Local chef, reality contestant adopts from MSPCA

Jason Santos, owner and executive chef at Blue Inc. in Boston, once owned an illegal African cat and recently adopted a dog from the MSPCA.