1. ISAAC’S AFTERMATH

    Obama Visits Louisiana

    Mandel Ngan/ AFP

    A maelstrom of media, supporters, and protestors will be descending on North Carolina Tuesday for the first day of the Democratic National convention, but on the eve of the big event, President Obama visited Louisiana in order to get a first-hand look at a different kind of storm: the damage inflicted on the state by Hurricane Isaac. The president flew into New Orleans and traveled to St. John the Baptist Parish, one of the hardest hit areas, to meet officials in charge of the relief effort and assess the damage. He promised residents that federal officials are "on the case very quickly" to determine what kind of aid is necessary for the state.

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