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Analysis: Isaac's RNC Impacts, Role Of Virginia Republicans At Convention

Thousands of journalists, politicos and Republicans are biding their time in Tampa, Fla. as they wait out a delay of the Republican National Convention caused by Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Conventions: The 'First Date' That Lasts For Days

It's been many years since political conventions offered any real drama or suspense. Still, they're a nonpareil opportunity for partisans to unite and try to win over voters who are largely uninterested in the parties.

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Romney Campaign Not Giving Up On Black Vote

All eyes are on Tampa as Republicans get together to fire up their base, and attract independents to the fold. But one poll shows Mitt Romney with zero percent of African-Americans supporting him. Host Michel Martin discusses outreach to black voters with Tara Wall. She's a senior communications adviser with the Mitt Romney for President campaign.
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McConnell's Message: On The Budget, The 'Missing Person Was The President'

The trash-talking continues when it comes to who's responsible for the nation's soaring budget deficits.
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Party Time At The Conventions

Across Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., art museums and aquariums are morphing into entertainment venues. We explore how the two parties party at the RNC and DNC.

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As Conventions Begin, Where Is The U.S. Economy?

When the political conventions were kicking off in 2008, the direction of the U.S. economy was clear: down. The state of the 2012 economy will provide Republicans and Democrats with much to debate.
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Trump: Romney Got A Laugh, But Birther 'Issue' Is No Joke

The developer/reality TV star/sort-of politician still insists that what he calls the "issue" of where the president was born is a serious subject.
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Allen And Kaine Crisscross Virginia In Senate Campaigns

As Republicans around the country head to Florida for the national convention, one GOP candidate for Senate, former Gov. George Allen, is staying in his home state to continue campaigning. His opponent, former Gov. Tim Kaine, is also appearing around the state.

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