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Democracy Now! – August 28, 2012

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Party Time: RNC Awash in Corporate, Lobbyist-Funded Events for GOP Delegates and Lawmakers; Ex-Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell Questioned on Vote Suppression, from ’04 to Wave of ID Laws; As ID Laws Risk Disenfranchisement, Intimidation Fears Grow With Tea Party Group’s “Poll Watcher”; Rachel Corrie’s Parents Denounce Israeli Military Exoneration for 2003 Killing in Gaza; The Rise of Marco Rubio: Manuel Roig-Franzia on the Emergence of GOP, Tea Party’s Rising Latino Star; On Katrina’s 7th Anniversary, Tropical Storm Isaac Poses Biggest Test to NOLA’s Rebuilt Levees; Comedian, Author Baratunde Thurston on Vote Suppression & Romney’s 0% Support From African Americans; Storm Cancels RNC’s First Day, But Hundreds Brave Tampa’s Wind and Rain to Protest GOP Agenda; Workers at Bain-Owned Illinois Factory Bring Fight to Save Their Outsourced Jobs to Romney and RNC.

August 28, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac Threatens Gulf Coast on Katrina’s 7th Anniversary
    Arctic Sea Ice Melts to Lowest Point as “Worst-Case Scenario” Appears Real
    Greenpeace Activists Confront Russian Oil Drilling in Arctic
    Israeli Judge Clears Military for 2003 Killing of Rachel Corrie
    Syrian Regime Launches Air Strikes Around Damascus
    Scores Killed in Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan
    No Criminal Charges for U.S. Troops in Koran Burning, Urinating Incidents
    Colombia to Hold Peace Talks With FARC Rebels
    4 U.S. Soldiers Charged With Murder to Conceal Anti-Gov’t Plot
    Maryland Teen Critical Wounded in School Shooting
    Peace Activist Sister Anne Montgomery Dies at 85