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Hurricane Isaac

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (Photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Soundbytes Of The Week: 8/31

Hurricane Isaac, and highlights from the RNC in Tampa.


Lynnell and Phillip Andrews watch Hurricane Isaac coverage.

Local Families Worry About Relatives In The Gulf

It’s a time of waiting and worrying for people in the Boston area who have family in New Orleans.


(credit: Chris Gobeille/CBS)

Gas Prices Jump $0.05 Overnight

Hurricane Isaac has helped to send gas prices skyrocketing.


Lt. Commander Marty Simpson

Cape Cod Coast Guard Members On Standby For Isaac

Lt. Commander Marty Simpson is watching Isaac closely because he was one of the rescue crews who responded to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


Anita Arnum, Assistant Program Manager for FEMA Task Force 1

Local FEMA Member Arrives In Louisiana Ahead Of Hurricane Isaac

The rest of FEMA Task Force 1 is on alert in case they need to go. Seven years ago, the same team was sent in to help after Hurricane Katrina.


A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.


Tropical Storm Isaac moves toward the Florida coast on August 27, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: What Should RNC Do If Isaac Hits New Orleans?

What should the Republicans do with their convention if the big storm hits New Orleans? Why not seize the chance to explain how they can help it recover?


This system is expected to grow into Isaac, the ninth named tropical storm of the season. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Hurricane Might Make Convention Interesting

So, with all due concern for damage and risk, I’m kind of hoping we do see a big storm in Tampa next week.