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AirTalk for August 29th, 2012

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Last night, viewers of the Republican National Convention were treated to the first round of primetime speakers.
Larry checks in with KPCC reporter Frank Stoltze who's kicking it beachside with a boisterous group of California delegates.

Is the Pentagon no longer a sacred cow?

Both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have decried defense cuts, put in place by the Obama administration, that are scheduled to start going into effect in January unless overturned by Congress.
2012 Republican National Convention: Day 2
Even with seasonal weather patterns threatening to dampen the RNC, the city of Tampa Bay and its Mayor Bob Buckhorn have delivered on their promises.
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Announces Rep. Paul Ryan As His Vice Presidential Pick

What Paul Ryan brings to the Romney-Ryan ticket

Tonight, Paul Ryan will take the stage at the RNC as Mitt Romney’s official vice presidential running mate.
Richard Grenell 2012 Republican National Convention
A Southern California native, Richard Grenell has been active in politics for years.
Mitt Romney Speaks On Supreme Court Decision On Affordable Care Act

Healthcare’s role in the 2012 election

Since the passage of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, healthcare has been one of the most important, and contentious, issues for politicians and voters.

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