Monthly Archives: August 2012

Will Romney exploit the same ‘facts’ Ryan did in the biggest speech of his life? – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com Will Romney exploit the same 'facts' Ryan did in the biggest speech of his life?NBCNews.comAs Mitt Romney takes a walk-through of the RNC hall, MSNBC'S Lawrence O'Donnell joins fellow host Martin Bashir to preview whether the nominee can inject the kind of energy into the room his VP did the night before. Does the […]

federal court blocks Texas voter ID law – Reuters

Dallas Morning News federal court blocks Texas voter ID lawReutersBy Drew Singer | WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US court on Thursday blocked a Texas law that would require voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, saying the measure would likely curtail the ability of minorities to vote in the November …Federal court rejects new […]

Flooding from Isaac forces evacuation of 60000 – Reuters

Telegraph.co.uk Flooding from Isaac forces evacuation of 60000ReutersBy Ellen Wulfhorst and Scott Malone | NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Torrential rain dropped by Hurricane Isaac threatened to burst a dam on Thursday, forcing evacuation of up to 60000 people in Louisiana and Mississippi and leaving large areas of the region …Isaac flooding prompts dam release, levee […]

Isaac Makes Landfall, Battering Gulf Coast – New York Times

Globe and Mail Isaac Makes Landfall, Battering Gulf CoastNew York TimesNEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Isaac lumbered ashore late Tuesday and continued to batter the Gulf Coast throughout the night and into the early morning on Wednesday, with sustained winds and heavy rains testing flood-prevention systems that were thoroughly …Isaac battering Gulf CoastCBS NewsHurricane Isaac makes […]

Little-known Ryan to take center-stage at Republican convention | – Reuters

ABC News Little-known Ryan to take center-stage at Republican convention |ReutersBy Steve Holland | TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) – Paul Ryan takes his turn in the spotlight on Wednesday for the biggest speech of his political career when he accepts the nomination as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate at the Republican …Ann Romney says America […]

2012 Conventions live blog – CNN (blog)

USA TODAY 2012 Conventions live blogCNN (blog)Time to call folks in Baton Rouge area. Just remember what the Bible says, "weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." by donnabrazile via twitter 8/29/2012 7:05:56 AM Report from New Orleans' east. Power out.5 things to watch today at GOP conventionUSA TODAYFact checking […]

Tropical Storm Isaac gains strength, aims for New Orleans – CBS News

CBS News Tropical Storm Isaac gains strength, aims for New OrleansCBS NewsUpdated 7:00 pm ET (CBS/AP) MIAMI – Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining strength as it gets closer to predicted landfall along the northern Gulf Coast. It is not yet a hurricane, but should be soon. At 5 pm Monday, the National Hurricane Center reported […]

GOP Plays Up Congressional Candidates – Wall Street Journal

The Guardian GOP Plays Up Congressional CandidatesWall Street JournalBy COREY BOLES And JANET HOOK TAMPA, Fla.—The GOP's big push to sell Mitt Romney to the American people slowly came to life Monday, while congressional Republican leaders took advantage of the lull in official activity to play up the prospects of House …Convention-bound Ryan slams Obama […]

With convention’s formalities canceled for a day, delegates carry on – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com With convention's formalities canceled for a day, delegates carry onNBCNews.comBy Tom Curry, NBC News national affairs writer Despite wind and occasional rain showers from the fringes of Tropical Storm Isaac as it sheered westward, Republican delegates in Tampa on Monday were doing what delegates always do at national …Police outnumber convention protesters by 4-1 […]

Armstrong called humble hero who served country – Boston.com

CBC.ca Armstrong called humble hero who served countryBoston.comWhen Neil Armstrong walked on the moon all those years ago, he made his country believe that anything was possible with ingenuity and dedication — and in the process became one of America's greatest heroes, his friends, colleagues and admirers said …B-wood remembers first man on moonNew York […]