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Isaac downgrades to a tropical storm as it continues to slam the gulf coast
August 29th, 2012
05:42 PM ET

Isaac downgrades to a tropical storm as it continues to slam the gulf coast

The National Hurricane Center reports that Isaac has downgraded to a tropical storm. Its maximum sustained winds slipped to 70 mph. Isaac has already caused more than 725,000 people to be without power across five states.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu has issued a dusk-to-dawn curfew as the storm continues to pound the city of New Orleans.

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Republican National Convention Behind-the-Scenes
August 29th, 2012
03:50 PM ET

Erin Burnett OutFront at the Republican National Convention

We are on the ground with behind-the-scenes pictures from the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Tune to Erin Burnett and the CNN politics team on CNN for continuing coverage of the GOP convention in Tampa, Florida.

While you watch CNN's RNC coverage at 7 p.m. ET, follow along at CNN.com/ConventionsLive - extra info, trivia, Twitter reaction, Q&A & more.

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August 29th, 2012
02:10 PM ET

What did we learn from the first full day of the Republican National Convention

On the second full day of the Republican National Convention, the political blogsphere is abuzz about the speeches made by Mitt Romney's wife Ann and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Kevin Liptak are OutFront with five things we learned from the convention's first night.

Five things we learned at the Republican National Convention

The first full day of the Republican National Convention was heavy with female speakers and light on the red meat that normally fires up the base. Here are five things we learned from the convention's first night:

Ann Romney's speech lives up to expectations

Ann Romney spelled it out right near the top of her speech: "I want to talk to you tonight not about politics and not about party."

Instead, her mission was to present to voters a softer and warmer side of her husband, something that polls show isn't apparent to many Americans.

I want to talk to you about the deep and abiding love I have for a man I met at a dance many years ago. And the profound love I have, and I know we share, for this country," Romney said, adding "I know this good and decent man for what he is, warm and loving and patient."

The Romney campaign sees the candidate's wife as one of his most effective surrogates and expectations were high. She lived up to them.

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All eyes on Paul Ryan as GOP enters day two of convention
August 29th, 2012
11:46 AM ET

All eyes on Paul Ryan as GOP enters day two of convention

The Republican National Convention closed its first full day with speeches from Ann Romney and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that some political analysts say met the expectations of humanizing Mitt Romney and firing the GOP base.

Tune to CNN for the special primetime coverage of the Republican National Convention and the latest on Tropical Storm Isaac.

Here is the current schedule released by the RNC with a list of speakers to appear tonight.

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