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GOP Is Watching Hurricane Closely

June 11, 2018
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ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 30 — With Hurricane Gustav gaining power as it nears the Gulf Coast, Republicans scrambled Saturday to make contingency plans for changing the tone of their national convention, worried that televised images of a lavish celebration would provide a jarring contrast to scenes of… (Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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Republicans make contingency plans for event amid Gustav; Bush, Cheney will not attend.

(Washington Post — 1 September, 2008)
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ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug 31 — Republican officials threw away the script for their presidential nominating convention on Sunday as Hurricane Gustav bore down on the Gulf Coast and threatened to cast a pall over a week intended to boost Sen. John McCain’s campaign for the White House. (Washington Post — 1 September, 2008)
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Hurricane Gustav appeared likely to disrupt plans for the president to appear in St. Paul, Minn., as the featured speaker. (New York Times — 1 September, 2008)
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Presumptive vice presidential nominee announces that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

(Washington Post — 16 hours ago)
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DHS Secretary Chertoff heads to La. in effort to avoid mistakes made when Katrina ravaged state.

(Washington Post — 29 August, 2008)
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Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will arrive in Louisiana today to meet with local officials preparing for the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Gustav, part of an intensifying federal effort to avoid the mistakes made three years ago when Hurricane Katrina devastated the state.

(Washington Post — 29 August, 2008)
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NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 — With Hurricane Gustav bearing down on this still-recovering region, officials on Friday took the first steps in extensive evacuation plans, hoping the lessons learned three years ago during Hurricane Katrina will avert the chaos that followed.

(Washington Post — 30 August, 2008)
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