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August 30, 2012 18 Comments

Republicans Cater To Young Voters

President Obama leads Mitt Romney by nearly 30 points among young voters.

August 30, 2012 Comment

Paul Ryan Speaks To The Nation

We take a look at Rep. Paul Ryan’s speech to the Republican National Convention.

August 29, 2012 3 Comments

Gay Republicans Throw ‘HomoCon’

In Tampa, some republicans are putting the “party” back into Grand Old Party. At a Ybor City club Tuesday night, the gay Republican group GOProud threw a bash they dubbed “Homocon.”

August 29, 2012 Comment

Not Always Sunny In Florida: Carl Hiaasen’s View Of The Sunshine State

We check in with Carl Hiaasen for an insider’s look at Florida.

August 29, 2012 Comment

Floridas Latino Voters Consider Romney

What do Hispanic voters think of Mitt Romney?

August 29, 2012 Comment

Hurricane Isaac’s Slow Wet Crawl Brings Floods, Power Outages

One hurricane survivor says despite Hurricane Issac’s pace, a slow storm can bring just as much damage as a sudden one.

August 29, 2012 22 Comments

Ann Romney And Chris Christie “Speak Out” At Convention

Did Ann Romney overshadow Mitt’s, did Chris Christie deliver enough “red meat”?

August 29, 2012 11 Comments

A Battle Over Voter Rights In Florida

We speak to an African American conservative lobbyist whose perspective on the voter ID law changed when he almost wasn’t able to vote in the Florida primary election earlier this month.

August 28, 2012 Comment

Why Political Conventions Still Matter

The days when presidential nominations were decided in smoke-filled rooms are long gone, but historian Julian Zelizer says the political conventions are significant now because of the speeches.

August 28, 2012 23 Comments

Tampa Tea Party Fights Public Spending On Infrastructure

Tea Party members are welcoming the Republican National Convention this week, but they’re not welcoming a desire for new infrastructure spending in the city.

August 28, 2012 2 Comments

RNC Draws Big Donors

Hundreds of lobbyists, trade groups and donors are descending on the Republican Convention in Tampa, and they’re carrying plenty of money and influence with them.

August 28, 2012 64 Comments

Mormons Consider What Romney Nomination Means For Faith

“As people become more familiar with the faith, there’s maybe the kind of shroud of mystery or secrecy… that will be largely stripped away and I think that’s a positive thing,” Utah delegate Deidre Henderson told us.

August 27, 2012 Comment

Did Air Conditioning Lead To The Rise Of A New South?

Author John Steele Gordon says that thanks to AC and desegregation, the South was able to develop.

August 27, 2012 Comment

Ron Paul Supporters Say Not So Fast

The failed presidential candidate Ron Paul has refused to release his delegates to Mitt Romney, and Republican leaders are worried Paul’s supporters might attempt to nominate him from the floor of the convention.

August 27, 2012 Comment

GOP Trims Schedule As Storm Approaches Gulf Coast

The shifting course of Tropical Storm Isaac is forcing the GOP to rewrite the party’s convention schedule.

August 27, 2012 3 Comments

A Tour Of Tampa’s Devastated ‘Suitcase City’

One of the most poverty and crime-ridden areas in Tampa is now plagued by another scourge: foreclosures.

August 27, 2012 8 Comments

Here & Now On The Road

After a week covering the RNC in Tampa, we’re in North Carolina at the DNC.

August 27, 2012 Comment

Isaac Takes Aim At New Orleans

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac is on track to make landfall in the New Orleans area on Wednesday, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

August 24, 2012 3 Comments

Surviving A Jump To End It All

Hanns Jones is one of an estimated 241 people who have attempted suicide by jumping off Florida’s Sunshine Skyway Bridge. But he survived.

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August 21 17 Comments

The Challenges Of Recruiting An All-Volunteer Army

The Army is meeting its targets, but the man who runs recruiting says finding qualified candidates in the 17 to 24 age group can be difficult.

August 21 Comment

Syrian Clarinetist Finds A Home For His Music

"Does the clarinet stop a bullet or does it feed a child or does it rebuild a destroyed home?" Kinan Azmeh asks. "Of course it doesn't. But... it can inspire."

August 20 Comment

James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

August 20 5 Comments

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.