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As Ryan Takes The Stage, He Gives Hope To Republicans, Democrats Alike

The seven-term representative from Wisconsin is set to accept the GOP's vice-presidential nomination on Wednesday. Although he has won over remaining doubters within the party, he could hurt efforts to reach out to independents.
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GOP Reaches Out To Women More In Convention Programming Than In Platform Writing

The Republican National Convention is trying to build a bridge to more female voters.

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The Risks And Rewards Of Romney's Faith Story

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is beginning to open up about his Mormon faith. Will this help "humanize" him, or will it backfire in an age when most people's exposure to the Mormon faith is South Park or The Book of Mormon?
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Ann Romney Delivers: 'She May Have Privilege, But She Understands'

The speech, the experts and pundits proclaimed, needed to humanize Mitt Romney. But it also served as a vehicle to humanize her, a woman of great attractiveness and expensive polish touched by cancer, multiple sclerosis and the trials of raising five sometimes screaming children.
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Five Takeaways From Tuesday At The Republican Convention

Republicans set the tone for their convention with lots of talk about why their ideas are better for the nation than those of President Obama and the Democrats. But they also showed a lot of love for some stars, including Ann Romney and several governors.
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Transcript: Gov. Chris Christie's Convention Speech

Transcript of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's keynote speech at the Republican National Convention, plus audio and video of the speech.
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Transcript: Ann Romney's Convention Speech

Full transcript of Ann Romney's speech as prepared for delivery at the Republican National Convention. Includes audio and video of speech.
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'Reasonable Impediment' Clause Becomes Focus Of S.C. Voter ID Law Hearing

At the federal trial over South Carolina's new voter ID law, the state's election director said the law wouldn't disenfranchise anyone. She said a clause in the law could let any would-be voter without an ID cast a provisional ballot, which led to lots of give-and-take with surprised judges.
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For One Young Delegate, Social Issues Are Not A Litmus Test

Alexander Reber, 21, was drawn to politics by his home state governor, Virginia's Bob McDonnell. To Reber, education, transportation and infrastructure are the issues that matter most.
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Analysis: RNC Rules Changes Underscore Divisions In GOP

Modern party conventions are a time of unity, but as is often the case, there are divisions under the surface. Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper explains the tensions underlying some rule changes at the RNC.

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