The Republican National Convention will come to order at 2 p.m. in Tampa, Fla., and then quickly go into recess. Because of Tropical Storm Isaac, the main events have been delayed until Tuesday. This is the second convention in a row where the GOP had to delay the opening because of bad weather.
Next week, Mitt Romney's campaign will seek to introduce Rep. Paul Ryan again to the American people. Even before Ryan was selected as the GOP vice presidential choice, President Obama's campaign had been working to define Ryan as extreme on issues from Medicare to abortion.
Asian-Americans make up the fastest-growing segment of the population, notably in key swing states including Virginia, Nevada and Florida. What's more, they're often independent voters — and the way they swing could have a big effect on the presidential election.
The race continues to heat up, with Republican National Convention ads using President Obama's promise of "change" against him and continued calls for Mitt Romney to release his pre-2010 tax returns to the public. Host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic.
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