Weekend All Things Considered http://wwno.org en With A Roar And Some Rage, Ron Paul Rallies His Faithful http://wwno.org/post/roar-and-some-rage-ron-paul-rallies-his-faithful Republican congressman Ron Paul on Sunday turned his presidential swan song into a feisty rage against the political machine of his own party for legally manipulating him out of presidential convention delegates.<p>"They've learned how to bend rules, break rules and now they want to rewrite the rules," Paul told a raucous crowd of nearly 10,000 supporters who nearly filled the Sun Dome arena in Tampa, the city hosting this week's hurricane-delayed Republican National Convention.<p>His ire, and that of his supporters, has been directed at GOP leaders and the party's nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romn Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:25:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 18570 at http://wwno.org Republicans Are Ready (If Isaac Allows); And We're On The Scene In Tampa http://wwno.org/post/republicans-are-ready-if-isaac-allows-and-were-scene-tampa Greetings from Tampa, where that old phrase "the calm before the storm" has never been more appropriate.<p>Tropical storm Isaac is now looking like it will make landfall somewhere along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana east to the Florida Panhandle. And when it gets there Tuesday or Wednesday, <a href="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?5-daynl#contents" target="_blank">the National Hurricane Center is warning</a>, Isaac could be a Category 2 hurricane.<p>So Tampa, host to this week's 2012 Republican National Convention, may be largely spared. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:28:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 18567 at http://wwno.org Despite Delay, Republican Stage Is Set In Tampa http://wwno.org/post/despite-delay-republican-stage-set-tampa After a year and a half of preparations, Tampa, Fla., is ready host the Republican National Convention.<p>Some 70,000 delegates, support personnel, media and protestors are gathering for the party's nominating event. Originally scheduled to start on Monday, the convention was pushed back because of Tropical Storm Isaac.<p>Inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum — a hockey arena that's been transformed into a high-tech political stage — it's a vision in red, white and blue. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 09:27:00 +0000 Greg Allen 18534 at http://wwno.org A Tale Of Two Cities: Too Many Jobs, Or Not Enough http://wwno.org/post/tale-two-cities-too-many-jobs-or-not-enough Maria Arvizu continues to fill out job applications even though she has yet to deposit her last paycheck.<p>Arvizu, 53, relocated to Yuma, Ariz., to become a bus driver for the local school district last year. After school closed for summer break, she was caught off guard when she was laid off. She had expected to get another driving assignment and was denied collecting unemployment because she was still considered a school employee. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 21:52:00 +0000 Stefania Ferro 15775 at http://wwno.org