First act: Gustav
Day one is here, and the first thing on the agenda is Gustav watch. As a result of the storm's arrival, the first day's convention schedule was cut short and will run from 2:30 to 5:30...which means no primetime coverage tonight. Not sure what's planned to try and take up the slack from a message standpoint, but we'll see. read more »
Blogging from the RNC
I'm up in Minneapolis for the Republican National Committee meetings this week, leading up to next week's convention and will be blogging daily while I'm up here. I've also set up a Twitter feed (sign up here) so I can pass things along between trips to the hotel room...and a Flickr feed to pass along some interesting photos. read more »
Probably pre-empts pro-choice VP pick
Just saw this from the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention next month.
First lady Laura Bush, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain's former Republican rivals will speak as well.