The Republican National Convention is in full throttle on its third day in Tampa. Mitt Romney accepted the nomination of President for the Republican party and tonight, Paul Ryan will accept his nomination as Vice President. Republicans are looking to win the favors of hispanic voters who are strongly in favor of Obama based on his immigration policies. Mrs. Romney gave a full speech, and the convention will also feature guest speakers like Condoleezza Rice and John McCain. Romney will speak again on Thursday night to bring the conference to a close, while Obama prepares for the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte. Based on a recent poll, 48 percent of voters trust Romney with the economy and only 44 percent trust Obama. However, a large 61 percent of the nation thought Obama was more likable. Needless to say, it has been a difficult race to predict.
Hurricane Isaac hit land yesterday and is maintaining wind speeds of 75 mph, keeping a Category 1 hurricane strength. The storm is moving at a slow speed, which will mean more rainfall for Louisiana cities. Flooding has been reported in New Orleans and other coastal cities, as a result of storm-surges up to 12 feet. National Guard troops have already been escorted into areas to help with rescues and officials are hoping people start adhering to warnings and get to safe shelters. Fortunately, the levee systems have held up fine despite some flooding and Isaac is expected to be reduced back to a tropical storm late today.
"No Easy Day", a book due to be released on September 4th, is a first-hand account by a Navy Seal recapping the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. It has already gained attention and some controversy because his accounts differ from the Obama administration’s original description of the event. A spokesperson for the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command said that he and other Defense Department officials received copies of the book last week and were surprised because the book was never reviewed by government agencies to ensure that nothing confidential was revealed.
In other news:
- Changes to Google’s homepage may be dangerous steps for the company.
- Samsung has released its Galaxy Note 2.
- President Assad of Syria gave a TV interview on Wednesday regarding the government’s battle against rebel forces.
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