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RNC 2012: It’s A New Day (One)

The meat of the Republican National Convention program begins today in Tampa, Fla., one day after it was planned, thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Romney's Forces Are In Control For Now, But Maybe Not For Long

ANALYSIS: The next era of conservative politics is just as likely to be dominated by the insurgents as by the forces that have brought Mitt Romney to his party's presidential nomination.

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Fla. Swing County Gets Bombarded With Political Ads

Clearwater, Fla., is in the swing county of Pinellas. That county went to George W. Bush in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008. Now it's up for grabs. Steve Inskeep talks to Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos about voters' concerns there.
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GOP Convention Delegates Ready To Roll In Tampa

Republicans meeting in Florida will officially nominate Mitt Romney as their presidential nominee Tuesday. The convention gets into full swing after a day of weather delays. The platform committee says final approval of the document will come this afternoon.
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Convention To Define Romney Before Fall Debates

A full slate of events gets underway at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday. Organizers will use the convention to give voters a more personal feel for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Steve Inskeep talks to Romney's political director Rich Beeson about countering Democrats' negative campaign ads.
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App Answers: Who's Paying For That Political Ad?

For voters living in swing sates, the barrage of political ads has already been unprecedented. Now there is an app, Ad Hawk, that can help you figure out who's paying for all those ads. it works similarly to Shazam, a smartphone app that can identify songs.
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Gov. Haley Gets Prime-Time Convention Speaking Slot

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will take center stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday night. Haley was an early backer of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, to the displeasure of the Tea Party.
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Analysis: Virginia Del. Comstock On The RNC, Women In The GOP

Virginia delegate Barbara Comstock weighs in on Mitt Romney's pitch for the Republican National Convention as well as her perception of the role of women in the GOP and the Romney team.

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The Florida Delegation's Snow Day

It's the closest these Floridians will ever get to an actual snow day. The threat of Isaac canceled most official business at the Republican National Convention Monday. The storm went west, leaving members of Florida's delegation free to engage in a political snowball fight of their own.

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