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Grading the RNC

By Meg

Gold Star: Toning it Down for Gustav

It was necessary but also provided a good opportunity to show the “Country First” motto in action by raising funds for those in need.

Demerit: Gratuitous Self-Congratulation over Toning it Down for Gustav

Don’t start practicing those Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speeches just because you didn’t screw this one...

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Republicans say it best ...

-- LaShawnda...

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Obama, McCain--listen up! New Yorkers sound off on Iraq, the economy

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Politirazzi is hitting the streets getting your views on hot campaign issues.

Week 2: Click here to see what people in Union Square want Barack Obama and John McCain to know about the their views on the Iraq War and fighting terrorism.

Week 1: Hear what people in Bryant Park had to say to Obama and McCain on the economy.

And see when we'll be in a park near you, getting...

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John McCain photos: The early years

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President Nixon greets McCain in this Sept. 14, 1973 photo. (Associated Press)

Whatever your politics, there's no doubt that John McCain's had a heck of a life. We've pulled together 32 photos from his early years through the campaign; take a look when you have a minute....

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An RNC review

By Jeff

How the Republicans ran their convention this week is an example of the types of catalyst that allowed an inexperienced candidate like Barack Obama earn such a groundswell of energized support.

The Democrats rarely mentioned McCain during their convention, and when they did it was largely to link McCain and Bush’s voting records. The easy punchline at the time was about...

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Press on Palin, bounce off Obama

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John McCain and Sarah Palin campaign in Cedarburg, Wis., on Friday (AP)

By Amara

The press has been Barack Obama’s best friend. Before Wednesday, when Gov. Sarah Palin completely electrified the Republican ticket, the media followed Obama around like lost puppies — loyal, devoted and unlikely to deliberately hurt him. Enter Sarah Palin stage Rright and all of a sudden...

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Proud of Palin

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Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin introduces herself to the nation last night. (AP)

By Bragg

I was nervous last night as I prepared to watch Sarah Palin’s speech at the Republican National Convention. For me, it had been a politically emotional rollercoaster of a few days. Initially I was thrilled with the choice of Palin by John McCain (as I ">indicated on Friday)....

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Palin flaunts her family

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(The Hollywood Gossip)

By LaShawnda

“To the families of special needs children all across this country, I have a message for you. For years, you have sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters and I pledge to you, if we are elected you will have a friend, an advocate in the White House.”

Has the White House been occupied by enemies...

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RNC serving up the Haterade?

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Haterade: A figurative drink representing a modality of thought. Those who consume it are themselves consumed by the negativity which with they speak.

— LaShawnda...

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Giuliani and "They All Laughed"

Listening to Giuliani at the RNC brought to mind the Gershwin song "They All Laughed." Giuliani did nothing but crack jokes and belittle Obama. So much so that by the time he got around to listing John McCain’s qualifications my ears were only listening for the punchlines. He delivered, “Sarah Palin has more executive experience than the Democratic ticket combined! She’s been a...

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