9:56am

Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

GOP Strategy For Tuesday: Bring The Love And Then The Fight

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 12:31 pm

Ann Romney is expected to play more of a traditional "first lady" role in tonight's address, while N.J. Gov. Chris Christie will likely throw some punches at the Obama administration.
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It's not exactly good cop/bad cop, but the main speakers Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention will play diametrically opposed roles.

Ann Romney — the wife of Mitt Romney, who becomes the official GOP nominee with Tuesday's delegate roll call — will try to present her husband in the most flattering, personal light. By contrast, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the convention's keynote speaker, will have the job of attacking President Obama's record.

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9:45am

Tue August 28, 2012
Election 2012

The Republican Convention Speakers: A Guide

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 1:01 pm

Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Republicans are now trying to pack the best of their vote-for-Mitt-Romney message into three nights in Tampa in a weather-abbreviated convention. Here are some of the highlighted speakers.

9:21am

Tue August 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Obama Administration Will Unveil New Fuel-Efficiency Standards

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 11:02 am

The Obama administration announced new fuel efficiency standards that require cars in the United States to average 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025.

As the Detroit Free-Press reports, President Obama got this process rolling in 2010, when he asked the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to come up with standards that would lead to new and cleaner cars on the roads.

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9:17am

Tue August 28, 2012
Election 2012

Foreclosures Leave Holes In Voter Outreach

A home has a foreclosure auction sign displayed in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in September 2010.
Amy Sancetta AP

The nation's foreclosure crisis rarely is mentioned by the presidential candidates, but it looms large as their campaigns grapple with finding evicted voters in swing states.

Organizers are discovering scores of vacated homes in key battlegrounds that contributed strong turnouts in the 2008 election. In the past four years, more than 3.7 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, according to market research firm CoreLogic.

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9:05am

Tue August 28, 2012
Around the Nation

New Orleans Braces For Isaac

Isaac is headed toward the Gulf Coast, and Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency. The storm is threatening to hit New Orleans as the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed of Homeland Security in New Orleans, about how they're preparing the city for the storm.

9:05am

Tue August 28, 2012
Election 2012

LGBT Republicans Say Their Party Is Changing

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, a storm threatens many of the same areas that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina seven years ago. We'll check in with the director of Homeland Security for New Orleans to find out how the city and its neighbors are getting ready. That's just ahead.

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8:53am

Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

Gov. Haley: Democrats's Attitude On Minorities Is Offensive

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 11:35 am

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) after her sit-down with USA Today and Gannett editors in Tampa this morning.
Mark Memmott NPR

Saying that "it's offensive to me as a woman and as a minority" that Democrats portray the GOP as "the party that hates you" when they reach out to non-whites, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley made the case this morning that it's the Republican Party that minorities should be looking to join.

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7:59am

Tue August 28, 2012
Book Talk 9/2

John Irving

Alan talks with John Irving about his latest novel "In One Person." Sunday at 6:30 PM [rebroadcast]

7:33am

Tue August 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Another Republican Senate Hopeful Walks Into Rape Controversy

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 2:29 pm

Republican Tom Smith is challenging incumbent Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey for his seat.
Matt Rourke AP

With the Todd Akin controversy barely in the rear-view mirror, another Republican senatorial candidate is causing some waves of his own.

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7:10am

Tue August 28, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

An Unloved Subject During Doctor Visits: Men's Sexual Health

We need to talk.
George Peters iStockphoto.com

If men could become pregnant, they'd probably visit the doctor more often.

But without a compelling inducement like contraception to get them in the door, they often miss out on sexual and reproductive health services that could protect not only them but also their partners.

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