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Chris Christie Confirmed as RNC Keynote

He plans to tell 'hard and direct truths'

(Newser) - Rising star Chris Christie will be delivering the keynote address at the Republican National Convention, GOP sources have confirmed. The outspoken New Jersey governor says he plans to make an "emphatic argument" in favor of the GOP approach. "I'll try to tell some very direct and hard... More »

DNC Keynote Honors Go to ... Texas Mayor Julian Castro

37-year-old is in 2nd term at helm of San Antonio

(Newser) - Julian Castro will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, per a video released today. If your reaction is "What? Who?", you're in good company. The Texas Tribune reports that President Obama himself mistook the San Antonio mayor for a White House intern in 2009. But... More »

Chris Christie Nabs RNC Keynote

Which means he probably won't be Romney's running mate

(Newser) - Chris Christie likes to talk, and he's about to get perhaps his biggest platform yet to do so. The New Jersey governor is indeed going to be the keynote speaker at next month's Republican National Convention, NBC News reports. The spot is significant for two reasons: First, because... More »

Steve Jobs Will Return to Give Apple Keynote

CEO will return from medical leave to unveil Lion software, new iPhone

(Newser) - Apple is bringing out the big guns—CEO Steve Jobs will take a break from his medical leave to deliver the keynote speech at next week's Apple conference. Apple shares immediately rose on the news. The speech will feature Apple's new Mac software, Lion, and the next version... More »

Glenn Beck: Progressivism Is 'Cancer' of America

He also criticizes Republicans in his speech to conservatives

(Newser) - Glenn Beck delivered the keynote address at CPAC this evening with a well-received broadside against progressivism, which he described as.a "cancer" of society that must be eliminated. But he didn't let Republicans off the hook. "It's not enough just to not suck as much of the other... More »

Marco Rubio Hopes to Raise Profile at CPAC

Florida Senate hopeful plans to boost visibility with keynote speech

(Newser) - Former Florida House speaker and GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio will deliver today’s Conservative Political Action Conference keynote speech in what one activist calls his “national coming out for conservatives.” Though there is a lot of buzz around him following his challenge to Charlie Crist, the moderate... More »

Bush, Liz Cheney Speaking at Hunters' Convention

The Safari Club is a big GOP donor

(Newser) - Attendees at the Safari Club International Annual Hunter’s Convention in Reno will surely have a “night to remember” when former President George W. Bush gives the keynote address on the last night of the gathering later this month. That’s what SCI promises, at least. The hunters' rights... More »

Palin Plans Media Kiss-Off for China Talk

Foray into foreign affairs will unfold behind closed doors

(Newser) - A speech Sarah Palin plans for later this month in Hong Kong won’t leave the room, CNN reports. Not only will reporters not be allowed in, but they won’t even know what they’re missing. “We are not disclosing the topic of Sarah Palin's presentation at this... More »

Obama Seeks 'New Beginning' for US, Muslims

Calls for end to 'cycle of suspicion and discord'

(Newser) - Speaking in Cairo, President Obama called for a “new beginning” for the US and the Muslim world, the BBC reports. The “cycle of suspicion and discord must end,” he said at Cairo University, urging a “sustained respect one another and seek common ground.”... More »

Rudy Will Deliver GOP Keynote

Vanquished McCain rival Giuliani gets spotlight Sept. 2 in St. Paul

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani will present the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention, the AP reports. The former New York mayor, among the candidates vanquished by presumptive presidential nominee John McCain, gets the spotlight Sept. 2, the second night of the gathering in St. Paul, Minn. More »

Jindal Won't Take Veep Slot

But governor's being considered as keynote speaker, sources say

(Newser) - Bobby Jindal issued an uncommonly strong denial that he's interested in the veep slot on the GOP ticket—especially since he's considered a top contender, CNN reports.  But John McCain’s campaign could still feature the Louisiana governor. Republican sources say he’s being considered as keynote speaker at... More »

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