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All Eyes On Tampa: Previewing The RNC

Two weeks from today, thousands of delegates, reporters and protesters will descend on Tampa, Fla., for the Republican National Convention.

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Bankers Behaving Badly

Scandals at three big British banks have grabbed headlines recently. Some in the financial world say these aren't isolated incidents, but rather all-too-common practices.

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Storytelling In The Digital Age

Many new technologies shorten our attention spans. But New York Times technology reporter Matt Richtel says e-books are breathing life into an old genre: short stories.

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Analysis: Maryland Gaming Expansion, D.C. Property Tax Reductions, Possible D.C. 2024 Olympics Bid

As a special session continues Friday on whether Maryland should expand gaming, D.C. mayor and council seek to discover why some property taxes for commercial buildings downtown were reduced.

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An Undecided Florida Voter Faces Emotional Decision

Four years ago, Wanda Kos voted for Barack Obama. Now, she says, she's on the fence. And her decision has taken on an added layer since 2008: Her son just joined the Army, so she'll be casting a ballot for his commander in chief.
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It's All Politics, Aug. 9, 2012

In what could be the last podcast before Romney's V.P. announcement, NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin once again review the finalists. Plus, a look at the latest Obama and Romney ads, more battleground state polls, primary results in Missouri and elsewhere, and a look ahead to the next Tea Party target.
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'Teavangelicals' Stronger Than Ever, Author Says

The Tea Party has been a major political force behind shaping the current Congress and choosing the GOP's rising stars. The Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody says the power behind the Tea Party comes from conservative Christian evangelicals. He talks with host Michel Martin about his recently released book, Teavangelicals.
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Voter ID Laws: Necessity Or Burden?

A wave of states are implementing or considering laws that would require a government photo ID to vote. Some say the laws could disenfranchise voters, others say ID is required for basic needs. Host Michel Martin talks with journalist Kristal Brent Zook and Abigail Thernstrom of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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