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Republican National Convention 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Mary Lee Gibson, Vice president of College Conservatives and Marco Tarentino, chair of the College Republicans at the University of Tampa. (Here & Now/Kevin Sullivan)

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

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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, joined by his family after his acceptance speech on Wednesday. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

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

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A GOProud bumper sticker. (Here & Now/Meghan Keene)

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.”

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A strip club is seen on West Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa, Fla. A 10 minute drive from the Republican National Convention. (AP/Charlie Riedel)

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

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Two men smoking cigars in Ybor City. (Here & Now/Kevin Sullivan)

What do Hispanic voters think of Mitt Romney?

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This image provided by NOAA shows hurricane Isaac taken at 10:45 p.m. EDT Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012. Hurricane Isaac spun into the southern Louisiana coast late Tuesday.(AP/NOAA)

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

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

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

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Jordan Allen, center, helps student Casey Eirhstaedt, right, register to vote at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. (AP/John Raoux)

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.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Mrs. Nixon glances up and Vice President Nixon waves to Republican convention from rostrum in Chicago on July 29, 1960. He came before convention to accept presidential nomination. (AP)

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.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Mike Winder (left), LDS church member, and Carolyn Melby, a delegate from Frederick, Maryland and a convert to Mormonism, joined Robin on Radio Row in Tampa, Florida. (Here & Now)

“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.

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Monday, August 27, 2012
(Flickr/Yoni Lerner)

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

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Monday, August 27, 2012
Vreth Liberty Zatikyan from Santa Monica, Calif., shows his support for Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, during a rally at the University of South Florida Sun Dome on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday. (AP)

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.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

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

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Monday, August 27, 2012
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One of the most poverty and crime-ridden areas in Tampa is now plagued by another scourge: foreclosures.

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Monday, August 27, 2012
Robin Young interviewing Charlotte Commissioner Vilma Leake after church services in Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of the DNC. (Kevin Sullivan/Here & Now)

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

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Monday, August 27, 2012
A man walks on the beach in Key West, Fla. as heavy winds hit the northern coast from Tropical Storm Isaac. (AP)

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

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Friday, August 24, 2012
Hanns Jones survived a jump off Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge. (Courtesy: -Rich Halten)

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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