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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.

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.

Despite Delay, Republican Stage Is Set In Tampa

It takes a lot of people to stage a political convention, and they've all been in Tampa, Fla., getting ready: the technical crews, the media, the volunteers and of course the politicians.

RNC Shuts Down Monday's Events Due To Storm

The Republican National Convention in Tampa has canceled almost all events for Monday night, citing Tropical Storm Isaac. Convention organizers made that announcement saying safety is their primary concern. NPR's Jeff Brady joins guest host Laura Sullivan.

Voting As A 'Responsibility': How Hard Should It Be?

Pennsylvania is one of more than 30 states that have placed new restrictions on how people vote. At 63, Philadelphia resident Ana Gonzalez has never needed a photo ID, until now. But supporters of the new laws say they're necessary to prevent fraud and that voting is worth some extra effort.

Tampa Gears Up For RNC And A Possible Storm

NPR's Greg Allen reports on dual preparations in Tampa, Fla., for next week's Republican National Convention and the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac.
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Obama Campaign Scheduled To Visit Virginia

Obama is scheduled to campaign in battleground Virginia this week.


Veteran N.C. Political Strategists See Obama Path To Winning Tar Heel State

President Obama and Mitt Romney are both vying for the traditionally red state of North Carolina. While some Republicans see no way Obama can win, two political strategists with long careers in the state, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, say Obama has a very good chance of repeating his 2008 upset in the state.