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Week In News: The Post-Convention Push

As the effect of the Republican and Democratic conventions fades, the two campaigns are kicking into high gear. Mitt Romney has refocused efforts on Latinos, and there are no more questions about Bill Clinton's support for Obama. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks conventions, ads and money with The Atlantic's Jim Fallows.
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Republicans Or Democrats: The Choice Comes Down To Competing Myths

At their conventions, the parties presented varying visions of America — as an entrepreneurial paradise where hard work, innovation and prudence are all that matters, and as a communitarian paradise where racial, national and religious differences are subsumed in a surge of shared success. Voters must decide which resonates most and why.
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Stocks Get Bounce From Europe; Focus Turns To Jobs

As Europe's Central Bank announced the latest plan to deal with the Continent's debt crisis, markets on both sides of the Atlantic rallied. Now investors are turning their focus to Friday's U.S. unemployment report, searching for signs that the job market is strengthening.
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Charlotte Hosts Democratic National Convention

The Democrats convention comes right on the heels of the Republican meeting in Tampa last week. Democrats are taking full advantage of the traditional allocation of conventions where the party in power goes last.
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As Conventions Begin, Where Is The U.S. Economy?

When the political conventions were kicking off in 2008, the direction of the U.S. economy was clear: down. The state of the 2012 economy will provide Republicans and Democrats with much to debate.
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GOP Convention To Spotlight Romney-Ryan Ticket

The Republican National Convention will come to order at 2 p.m. in Tampa, Fla., and then quickly go into recess. Because of Tropical Storm Isaac, the main events have been delayed until Tuesday. This is the second convention in a row where the GOP had to delay the opening because of bad weather.
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Republicans Get Ready For Party's Convention

Next week, Mitt Romney's campaign will seek to introduce Rep. Paul Ryan again to the American people. Even before Ryan was selected as the GOP vice presidential choice, President Obama's campaign had been working to define Ryan as extreme on issues from Medicare to abortion.

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