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Democracy Now! – August 27, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac Spares Tampa Ahead of RNC, But Massive Security Operation Has City on Lockdown; Left Out of the RNC, Supporters Hold Farewell Gathering for Libertarian Favorite Ron Paul; Ron Paul Supporters Seek to Assert Presence at RNC in Tampa and Influence Long-Term Direction of GOP; Despite Tropical Storm Isaac and Massive Security, Activists Plan Protest March Outside RNC in Tampa; Hailed by GOP But Reviled by Labor, Union-Busting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Protested in Tampa; “The Real Romney”: Veteran Reporter Michael Kranish on Mitt Romney’s Embrace of GOP’s Rightward Turn; Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich Refuses to Answer Questions on Akin’s “Forcible Rape” Comment; Top GOP Leaders Tout Fundamentalist Views in Bid to Drum Up Massive Religious Voter Turnout; Green Party VP Candidate Cheri Honkala Joins “Romneyville” Encampment to Give Voice to the Poor.

August 27, 2012

    Hurricane Warming in Effect for Northern Gulf Coast
    Isaac Strikes Haiti, Forces Cancellation of RNC’s First Day
    Syrian Forces Accused of Killing Over 300 Near Damascus
    U.S. Arms Sales Triple to Record $66.3 Billion
    U.K. Withdraws Threat to Storm Ecuadorean Embassy
    Oil Refinery Explosion Kills 39 in Venezuela
    Israel Blocks West Bank Entry of 100 Foreign Activists
    2 Pussy Riot Members Flee Russia After Bandmates’ Sentences
    Romney Invokes “Birther” Controversy With Dig at Obama
    NYC Police Wound 9 After Deadly Shootout
    Texas Judge Warns of Civil War in Obama Re-Elected
    Hundreds Rally in Joplin to Support Burnt Mosque
    Former U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong Dies at 82


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