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GOP Convention Switches On Web Appeal For Isaac Relief

The storm continues to pound much of the Gulf Coast, and convention organizers continue to try to show they can combine politicking, partying and showing concern.

Haley Barbour Assesses Romney's Chances

Now that Mitt Romney's officially wrapped up the Republican Party's nomination for president, he faces a political sprint to November. Former Mississippi governor and past party chair Haley Barbour talks about Romney, the Republican Party, and what lies ahead in the battle for the presidency.

For Party Defectors, A Warm Welcome (Then Maybe Siberia)

Both political parties are featuring high-profile convention speakers who once were on the other side. They get a lot of attention, but their new partisan paths don't always lead to long-term career success.

Speechwriters Offer Advice To Romney For Thursday

Republicans at the convention in Tampa Tuesday officially named Mitt Romney the GOP nominee for president. Former Clinton White House speechwriter Paul Glastris and former Reagan White House speechwriter Peter Robinson join NPR's Ken Rudin to discuss what Romney needs to do in his Thursday address.

The Political Junkie Recaps The RNC So Far

Mitt Romney captured the GOP nomination for president but Ron Paul supporters did not accept defeat without a fight. NPR's Ken Rudin and Brian Naylor speak with Ron Paul campaign advisor Doug Wead about the path ahead for Paul supporters, and Tuesday's big speeches.

Love On Stage At The GOP Convention: Staffer Pops Question; She Says Yes

The Republican National Convention isn't only about politics, it seems. One young staffer used the stage this morning to ask his girlfriend to marry him. Photographers were on hand.
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A View From The Floor Of The RNC: Maryland Delegate Ellen Sauerbrey

Maryland RNC delegate Ellen Sauerbrey talks with Kojo Nnamdi about how Mitt Romney can appeal to Marylanders, the GOP's challenges with Latino voters and why she's still involved in politics after all these years.


Is Clint Eastwood Going To Make Mitt Romney's Day?

There's still a "mystery speaker" on the schedule for Thursday night. A report that Dirty Harry is headed to Tampa has set off speculation that he'll be taking the stage.
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Analysis: McDonnell, O'Malley Take Different Stages At RNC

National Journal Hotline's Reid Wilson talks about McDonnell's role at the RNC, as well as the role other local politicians are playing — or not playing at the conventions.