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Israel Finds Itself A Partisan Election Issue In U.S.

The country has featured prominently in past campaigns, but observers say it's different this time. The shift is partially attributed to the GOP's aggressive courting of the Jewish vote and the Israeli government's perceived taking of sides, a charge it denies.

Mitt Romney Makes His Case For Change

Mitt Romney has accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president — telling voters it was time to turn the page from the "disappointing leadership" of President Obama. Thursday night's speakers presented Romney as a man of faith and family with the business skills to turn the economy around.

Scrutinizing Points In Romney's Acceptance Speech

For a close read of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance speech, Steve Inskeep and David Greene talk to three NPR reporters. Julie Rovner covers health care, Jim Zarroli business and Ari Shapiro is traveling with the Romney campaign.

GOP Uses Convention To Reach Out To Female Voters

This week's Republican National Convention has been designed to appeal to female voters, not just loyal Republicans but also independents. The effort is driven by the big deficit GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has among women in polls with President Obama.

Obama Asks Young Voters 'To Believe'

For the last two weeks, President Obama has been visiting college campuses in swing states urging students to register and vote. Some 15 million Americans have turned 18 and have become eligible to vote since he was elected. Obama's campaign says it is also working to win the votes of young people who are not in school.

Five Takeaways From Thursday At The Republican Convention

It was Mitt Romney's big night. He got to tell the nation about what he wants to do. But the evening was also about President Obama. And, rather oddly, about Clint Eastwood.

Transcript: Clint Eastwood's Convention Remarks

Actor and director Clint Eastwood's address to the Republican National Convention, as delivered.

Transcript: Mitt Romney's Acceptance Speech

Transcript of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance speech as prepared for delivery at the Republican National Convention.

A Fine Night For Romney, But No Game Change

The most important speech of Mitt Romney's career reached out to skeptical female voters, spoke to those disillusioned with President Obama, and had its genuinely moving interludes. Was it enough to change lingering perceptions of the long-running candidate?