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Obama's Warfare: 'From Power To A Policy'

The nature of war has changed, and so has the president's purview. The country increasingly relies on elite special forces, rather than armies, and drone technology to target its enemies. How those operations are authorized has also shifted — it's more covert and less defined.
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Two Virginia Republicans Skip Tampa

As the Republican convention kicks off this week in Tampa, the party is convening without two Virginia Republicans.

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GOP Hopes House Hopeful Will 'Change Impressions'

Mia Love is the mayor of a small Utah community, but her energy and personal story have Republicans believing she's a winner. Love is running for a House seat, and if elected, she'd become the first black female Republican in Congress.
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Romney's Auto Bailout Stance Complicates Campaign In Battleground Ohio

The auto industry is big business in Ohio. Billions of dollars' worth of cars and auto parts are made in the state each year, and hundreds of thousands of unionized auto workers live in the state. So, the auto bailout is a hot issue — and a complicated one.
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Tropical Storm Forces GOP Convention Delay

In Tampa, plans for the first day of the Republican National Convention have been scrapped because of Tropical Storm Isaac. Convention organizers say safety is their first concern and forecasters are warning there will be strong winds and heavy rain in the city Monday. NPR's Jeff Brady reports that's prompting organizers to wait until Tuesday to begin.
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What To Expect At The GOP Convention

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson about the upcoming Republican convention in Florida.
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Convention Veteran Checks GOP Mood In Tampa

In time for their national political convention, Republicans are flowing through the Tampa airport and booking into their exorbitantly-priced hotel rooms. One of them — storms permitting — is Chuck Grassley, the senior senator from Iowa. He talks with Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer.

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