The Republican National Convention in Tampa will be the first national political convention to be surveilled by unmanned drones, from the air and on the ground.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 22, 2012 11:30 am|
it turns out that Tropical Storm Isaac, currently in the Atlantic, should become a hurricane by Thursday, and by some estimates could get on a course to hit Tampa next week, when the conventioneers come to town.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 22, 2012 11:00 am|
The deadline for easily withdrawing from the Missouri Senate race has come and gone, and Akin remains “in it to win it,” defying even a call by the presumptive Vice-Presidential nominee (and a friend from the House Budget Committee, as well as a partner in anti-abortion politics), Paul Ryan. But on his apology tour, Akin actually went further in his comments about abortion and rape, something that should not be overlooked. He actually dug a bigger hole.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 21, 2012 11:20 am|
The National Republican Senatorial Committee, attempting to beat the clock with about five hours to go before the first hurdle of getting Todd Akin off the ballot in Missouri passes, released a list of conservative pundits who have asked Akin to step down. But that’s apparently not enough: Todd Akin says he will stay in the race for Senate in Missouri; he just announced it on Mike Huckabee’s radio show.