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11:43am

Thu August 23, 2012
It's All Politics

Will Tropical Storm Isaac Blow The GOP Convention Off Course?

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 1:05 pm

Republican National Committee officials unveiled the stage inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum this week ahead of the Republican National Convention, which may or may not begin Monday.
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Hurricanes and politics don't mix. That's why next week's gathering in Tampa, Fla., might be the second-consecutive Republican National Convention to be delayed by a storm.

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5:31am

Thu August 23, 2012
The Two-Way

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

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 1:00 pm

The projected track as of 11 a.m. ET today. The path has moved slightly to the west.
National Hurricane Center
  • Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn on 'Tell Me More'

Here's the latest on tropical storm Isaac, which could hit Florida this weekend and drench the Republican National Convention in Tampa early next week:

-- The National Hurricane Center says the center of the storm should pass "to the south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today ... [then] approach the Dominican Republic tonight and Friday."

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2:40pm

Tue August 21, 2012
It's All Politics

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

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 6:47 pm

Republican National Committee officials on Monday unveiled the stage inside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum in preparation for the Republican National Convention.
Tim Boyles Getty Images

In Tampa, Fla., a week ahead of their national convention, Republicans are drawing up their party platform. There are muted disagreements over a few issues, such as immigration and same-sex marriage. But at least within the platform committee, one of the least controversial issues discussed this week is abortion.

With little discussion, the 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 extend legal rights to the unborn, essentially banning abortion.

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