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Steve Kraske Reports From Republican National Convention


Today guest host Brian Ellison talks with the man he's sitting in for, Steve Kraske.  Steve is on assignment for The Kansas City Star at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.  Hear the effect the weather is having in taking the spotlight off the proceedings; rules changes that upset some delegates; what delegates are saying about Rep. Todd Akin; and what had some Kansas and Missouri delegates waking up cranky this morning!

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