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From Goldwater To Palin: Memorable GOP Convention Moments Of The Past

National political conventions don't offer the same impact as they did in the past, but that's no reason to ignore this year's festivities. This week's Political Junkie column lists five memorable conventions of the past.
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Watching Isaac, GOP Delays Opening Convention

Republicans have decided to delay the official start of their presidential nominating convention until Tuesday. Tropical Storm Isaac is causing weather-related issues around Tampa, Florida. As the convention is about to begin, polls show GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is tied with President Obama.
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Romney's Plan To Broaden Tax Base Finds Critics

The Republican presidential candidate says he favors keeping all of the Bush-era tax cuts and then adding some more. To pay for these cuts, he would reduce or eliminate some of the tax deductions that many Americans have come to rely on. Economists support that plan, but Mitt Romney must win over Americans who benefit from them.
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Ron Paul Fires Up University Of South Florida Crowd

Rep. Ron Paul, who challenged Mitt Romney during the GOP primary season, hasn't endorsed Romney. Paul won't be speaking at the convention, which upsets his supporters. At Sunday's rally, thousands cheered the loudest when Paul repeated his anti-war message, and called for an end to the Federal Reserve.
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With A Roar And Some Rage, Ron Paul Rallies His Faithful

The Texas congressman packed an arena Sunday in Tampa and used the rally to rage against the Republican political machine. His presidential aspirations may be over, but his supporters are staying with the nation's best-known libertarian.

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Was Romney's Song Playing Sunday? Check 'I Want You To Want Me'

Sunday afternoon inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum, guitarist G.E. Smith and his band ripped through the Cheap Trick classic. What better metaphor could there be for a presidential nominee seeking to woo voters?

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Republicans Are Ready (If Isaac Allows); And We're On The Scene In Tampa

From start to finish, NPR and NPR.org will be covering the news at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. The weather has forced some changes to the schedule. Here's our coverage plan.
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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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