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The Republican National Convention

Aug. 27 - Aug. 30 in Tampa, Fla.

WAMU will cover the major stories at the conventions and explain how they effect people living in the D.C. area. Check back regularly for updates. Note: The Convention has been postponed until Tuesday, Aug. 28

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Analysis: RNC Rules Changes Underscore Divisions In GOP

Modern party conventions are a time of unity, but as is often the case, there are divisions under the surface. Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper explains the tensions underlying some rule changes at the RNC.

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Before Big Speech, Ann Romney Wins Raves — With Tiny Cakes

Ann Romney's address to the Republican National Convention tonight is meant to humanize her husband, Mitt, and chip away at his "likability gap" with President Obama. So how does she relieve the pressure? By baking her grandmother's Welsh cakes for the press corps.

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Analysis: D.C. Delegates Differ From Many At Convention

D.C. GOP chairman Bob Kabel talks about his party's battle to get D.C. represented in Congress, its support for marriage equality and how it feels to be at the convention surrounded by so many Republicans for a change.

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Ann Romney, Gov. Christie & The Roll Call: Today's Convention Highlights

Here's a look at when things are happening today in Tampa. Also: who and what to watch for.

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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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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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McDonnell To Spearhead GOP Message At RNC

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will deliver a keynote address Tuesday night to underscore the party's goal of promoting economic growth and job creation.

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Ron Paul's Faithful Continue To Make Noise; Floor Fight Tuesday?

With 24 hours of nothing happening at the GOP convention in Tampa because of Tropical Storm Isaac, Ron Paul supporters for the second time in as many days made themselves the center of attention at Mitt Romney's nomination party. Tuesday, they may be at the center of a real floor fight over rules.

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