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Republicans start convention amid distractions

Posted: 09/01/2008 - The Republican Party has gaveled its 2008 presidential nominating convention to order, ready to have Sen. John McCain carry the party's banner this fall against Democrat Barack Obama.

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Thousands gather for RNC protest

Posted: 09/01/2008 - The scaling back of the Republican convention because of Hurricane Gustav isn't stopping the protesters.

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Obama condemns Palin rumors

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Barack Obama is condemning campaign rumors involving the children of candidates, including Republican vice presidential contender Sarah Palin. He says he will fire any campaign worker that violates his rule.

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Obama asks thousands to help Gustav victims

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is asking hundreds of thousands of supporters to give money to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Gustav.

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Palin says daughter is pregnant

Updated: 09/01/2008 - The McCain campaign says vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's unmarried daughter, Bristol, is five months pregnant.

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GOP convention keeps watchful eye on hurricane

Posted: 09/01/2008 - President Bush won't be addressing the Republican convention this evening, but his better half will. And so will her would-be successor as first lady.

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Obama returning to Chicago to monitor Gustav

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has canceled a planned overnight stay in Milwaukee to return to his Chicago headquarters and monitor Hurricane Gustav's damage to Gulf Coast states.

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Biden skips Pittsburgh parade to monitor Gustav

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden is skipping a Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh to monitor storm developments as Hurricane Gustav strikes the Louisiana coast.

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Laura Bush to address convention

Posted: 09/01/2008 - First lady Laura Bush says she'll be addressing Monday's opening session of the Republican National Convention, but Day One of the gathering won't be the big celebration that once was planned.

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McCain says hurricane defense OK, could be better

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Just hours before the start of the scaled-back Republican convention, John McCain is suggesting that defenses against Hurricane Gustav are better than three years ago when Katrina blasted New Orleans. But he notes, they are "not perfect."

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Palin's parents surprised by VP nomination

Posted: 08/29/2008 - The father of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says he's been left "speechless" by the announcement that his daughter is John McCain's running mate.

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McCain officially announces VP pick

Updated: 08/29/2008 - Republican Presidential candidate John McCain has officially announced that he has tapped 44-year-old Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this breaking news story.

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Obama seeks a personal touch within a huge stadium

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Barack Obama will use his speech to a crowd of 75,000 people in a football stadium and to millions more at home tonight to explain how he would make a difference in their lives as president.

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