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
Mitt Romney has spent the better part of a decade running for president, yet the former Massachusetts governor remains an enigma to many voters. In coming days, Romney has the opportunity to begin a fuller introduction as he accepts his party's nomination at the Republican National Convention.
The tropical storm is expected to hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday and could be a hurricane by then. Its track then could take it over Florida and up toward Tampa, where tens of thousands are gathering to nominate Mitt Romney.
D.C.'s ongoing battle for statehood faced a setbacks this week as Republicans made their opposition to statehood part of the national platform. Now, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will turn his attention to Democrats.
The deal allows some of the Texas congressman's delegates to be seated at the Republican National Convention. The compromise would appear to avert a potential public clash with Paul supporters during next week's festivities.
The Republican Party's platform committee on Tuesday adopted the same anti-abortion language it included in GOP platforms in 2004 and 2008. It seeks passage of a constitutional amendment that would essentially ban abortion. The language includes no exceptions for rape or incest.
Plans for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in the next month are slowly coming out, and already it appears as though both Virginia and Maryland will have familiar faces amongst the prominent speakers.
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