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GOP's 'We Built It' Refrain Is Both Puzzling And Telling

The GOP's "We Built That" theme, which grew out of a gaffe by President Obama, all but took over the Tampa convention. Republicans say this line of attack, legitimate or not, highlights what they say is Obama's true attitude toward business. And they believe they can win by convincing the public that the president doesn't understand where jobs come from.
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Michelle Rhee Talks Education At RNC

Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee says Republicans and Democrats have more similarities than differences when it comes to education.

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Virginia Republicans Give Support To Romney

Virginia delegates who attended the Republican National Convention are standing behind Romney, and accusing the media of portraying the Republican presidential nominee in a bad light.


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.