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It's All Politics, Aug. 30, 2012

NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin discuss highlights of the Republican National Convention — the speeches, the delegates, and what it all means for this year's election. In other news, Rep. Ben Quayle loses the GOP congressional primary in Arizona. Does that signal the end of his political career?
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A Few Convention Oddities, Pre-Clint Eastwood

The actor's speech to an imaginary President Obama at the Republican National Convention was to many a strange moment. But it has company.
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View From The Convention Floor: Kojo Offers His Impressions From The RNC

Coverage of the Republican National Convention has focused largely on headliners, so Kojo Nnamdi offered his impressions from the floor of the convention in Tampa, Fla.

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Charlotte Mayor: Ready For The Democrats

President Obama was the first Democrat in a generation to win in North Carolina, in 2008. Now, the city of Charlotte, North Carolina is gearing up to launch the Democratic National Convention, beginning Tuesday. Host Michel Martin speaks with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx about how his city is preparing.
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How Do Republican Delegates Define Success?

Throughout this election, both Republicans and Democrats have focused on a common theme: a successful America. But that vision seems to be different for each party. Host Michel Martin hears from delegates and others at the Republican National Convention about what success for America means to them.
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Did Romney Make His Case?

Mitt Romney accepted the GOP nomination for president Thursday night at the Republican National Convention, promising to create jobs and boost the economy. Host Michel Martin checks in with Corey Ealons; he's a former communications adviser to the Obama administration; and with Ron Christie, a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.
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Fairness In State Courts: Electing Versus Appointing State Judges

State judges rule on most legal cases, but some argue campaign funding for judicial candidates leads to bias. Please join us to discuss fairness in state courts: elections versus appointment for state judges.

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Analysis: Bob McDonnell and Martin O'Malley Speak At RNC

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the response Gov. Bob McDonnell and Gov. Martin O'Malley received during their speeches at the Republican National Convention.

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RNC 2012 Roundup: Romney’s Big Night; Clint Eastwood’s Bizarre Antics

Mitt Romney accepts his party's nomination with a speech channelling Reagan, Clint Eastwood mixes things up by interviewing an invisible President Obama and Kojo at the conventions focuses on education.

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