The Two-Way
12:20 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

In Tense Confrontation, Chris Matthews, RNC Chair Priebus Debate 'Race Card'

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 3:24 pm

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Read to Me
12:10 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Local Exposure: Read to Me

Our focus for Local Exposure has always been on Food, Family and Culture, and we thought it would a great, fun activity to record ourselves reading some of our favorite children's books and share them here.

This is a recording of me reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle with my daughter, Annie at bedtime.  I simply recorded it with my phone and uploaded it to SoundCloud and shared it here.

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-Inside Pitch
12:08 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Romney - Josh, not Mitt - visits the Ohio delegation

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Josh Romney, the middle child of Mitt Romney's five sons, gave the Ohio delegation a pep talk about his father this morning.


And guess what?


He thinks his dad would make a great president.


"This man is my hero,'' Josh Romney said in a brief speech to the Ohio delegation Monday morning. "I want people to get to know the real Mitt Romney and they will like what they see."


Josh Romney said he has traveled all over the country campaigning for his father over the past 18 months.

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Inside Pitch
12:08 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Romney - Josh, not Mitt - visits the Ohio delegation

Provided

Josh Romney, the middle child of Mitt Romney's five sons, gave the Ohio delegation a pep talk about his father this morning.

And guess what?

He thinks his dad would make a great president.

"This man is my hero,'' Josh Romney said in a brief speech to the Ohio delegation Monday morning. "I want people to get to know the real Mitt Romney and they will like what they see."

Josh Romney said he has traveled all over the country campaigning for his father over the past 18 months.

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-Convention Coverage
12:03 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Ohio would rather have had Portman, but will settle for Ryan

The nearly 500 Ohioans who came to Tampa this week for the Republican National Convention had hoped they would be celebrating a  victory - having their favorite son, Sen. Rob Portman of Cincinnati - in the second spot on the GOP ticket.


But it was not to be.


And. despite their disappointment, the 66 delegates, 63 alternates and several hundred Ohio guests here are taking it well; and vowing they will let bygones by bygones when it comes to going back home to work for the ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman chosen over Portman.

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It's All Politics
12:00 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Conventions: The 'First Date' That Lasts For Days

Final preparations were under way Monday for the opening of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Democrats are holding their convention next week in Charlotte, N.C.
Stan Honda AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 4:01 pm

Even some Republicans don't think the loss of Monday's proceedings at their party's national convention in Tampa, due to Tropical Storm Isaac, will matter much in the grand scheme of things.

"The whole drama of the hurricane's very unique here," says David Woodard, a GOP consultant who teaches at Clemson University. "Suppose Isaac wiped out the whole convention — who cares?"

Conventions clearly are a diminished thing, Woodard says. They no longer decide who the presidential nominees are going to be, in anything but a strictly formal sense.

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It's All Politics
11:58 am
Mon August 27, 2012

McConnell's Message: On The Budget, The 'Missing Person Was The President'

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., checked out the Republican Convention stage in Tampa on Sunday. The backdrop is in honor of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died over the weekend.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 1:15 pm

Political conventions, even ones that have been delayed a day by a tropical storm, are all about getting a party's message out to the nation.

Minutes ago in the Tampa Convention Center, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky used a sit-down with USA Today and Gannett correspondents to restate one key argument Republicans have been making and will continue to make through Election Day:

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Election 2012
11:48 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Romney Campaign Not Giving Up On Black Vote

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'd like to thank my colleagues Viviana Hurtado and Jacki Lyden for sitting in for me while I was away. Like it or not, the final phase of this year's election season is upon us. The economy is so central to this year's presidential contest and reeling(ph) political discussions up and down the ticket that we're going to ask NPR's Marilyn Geewax to set the stage by reminding us about what the key indicators on the economy are telling us and how those compare to four years ago.

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Latin America
11:48 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Haiti Weathers Isaac, Says First Lady

Tropical Storm Isaac slammed Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds. Although the damage is less than feared, the country is still trying to rebuild after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Host Michel Martin speaks with Haiti's First Lady Sophia Martelly to learn more about how they were affected by the storm.

Sports
11:48 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Will Kick-Off To Football Season Bring More Boos?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We're going to turn now from one contact sport, politics, to another, professional football. The clock is ticking down to the start of another season. The Super Bowl champion New York Giants kick things off next week against the Dallas Cowboys, but when the referee blows the whistle, there's a good chance it will be his or her first time doing that in a regular season NFL game and you might be hearing more of this.

(SOUNDBITE OF BROADCAST OF NFL GAME)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: I don't understand what they're trying to call here.

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