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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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Romney Reboot? Convention Could Be The Ticket

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.


Isaac Could Be A Hurricane By Friday; Florida And GOP Convention Brace

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.

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D.C. Mayor Turns Focus To DNC In Statehood Fight

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. 

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WNYC's Brian Lehrer previews each night of the GOP convention, with special analysts, including WAMU reporters.

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GOP Convention A Big Moment For Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

The Republican National Convention, which is slated to begin next Monday, may be the moment that Gov. Bob McDonnell gets his big push into the national limelight.


Romney And GOP Strike Deal With Ron Paul Loyalists Before Convention

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.


GOP Platform Anti-Abortion Language Includes No Exceptions For Rape, Incest

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.

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Virginia, Maryland Well Represented In Convention Speakers

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.