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Monday, August 27, 2012

The WNYC booth on Radio Row at the Republican National Convention in Tampa (Paige Cowett)

Day 1 of the Republican National Convention has been postponed because of the impending landfall of Hurricane Isaac. Molly Ball of The Atlantic checks in from Tampa on the state of affairs, Dean Skelos discusses the New York delegation, and former UN Ambassador John Bolton. Plus: what the MTA payroll tax ruling means, and powerful Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez in trouble.

Republican Convention Coverage Part 1

The RNC has postponed the Republican convention start to Tuesday. We discuss the planning, delays, and the emerging story lines of the convention. Featuring:

  • Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic
  • Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway Washington correspondent
  • Dean Skelos, Republican majority leader in the New York Senate, on the New York delegation

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Vito Lopez Scandal

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, talks about the sexual harassment charges against Brooklyn Democratic Party leader and Assembly Member Vito Lopez.

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Republican Convention Coverage Part 2

Coverage continues of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Featuring:

  • Jake Tapper, ABC News senior White House correspondent
  • John Bolton, former Ambassador to the United Nations (under George W Bush) and current senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
  • Herman Cain, primary candidate for the GOP presidential nomination

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MTA Tax Reversal

Ted Mann, transportation reporter for the Wall Street Journal's Greater New York section, talks about the judge’s ruling against the MTA payroll tax.

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