September 4, 2008 For the moment, Sarah Palin is the toast of St. Paul. But as the cool Minnesota day turns to night, the attention of the Republican National Convention swivels toward John McCain and the campaign to come.
September 4, 2008 Political pundits everywhere are discussing Sarah Palin's historic address last night at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in St. Paul, Minn. Karen O'Connor, of the Women in Politics Institute at American University, offers analysis of whether Palin was effective in making the case that she is fit for the job.
September 4, 2008 Unlike his running mate Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain is no stranger to the American public. And yet, his remarkable life story is only partly known. NPR's Tony Cox takes a look at how McCain arrived at the pinnacle of his political life.
September 4, 2008 What will Sen. John McCain tell a national audience when he accepts the GOP nomination for the presidency? NPR's Tony Cox takes a look at the craft of creating a winning political speech. Joining him are Susan Estrich, Chriss Winston, and Charlton McIllwain.
September 4, 2008 Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin electrified the crowd Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. The vice presidential nominee attacked Barack Obama, praised John McCain and pushed back against criticism that she is too inexperienced to be on the ticket.
September 4, 2008 Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came out swinging Wednesday night, saying she was honored to serve as running mate to John McCain, "a man who knows how tough fights are won." In the face of criticisms of her credentials to serve as VP, she attacked Democrat Barack Obama's experience.
September 4, 2008 John McCain, promising "change is coming" to Washington, accepted the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night, kicking off a fall campaign between two candidates who both pledge to upend the status quo in what may well remain a closely divided race until Election Day.
September 3, 2008 In these prepared remarks, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin introduces herself to the Republican delegates by talking about her family background and her tenure as a governor. She also paints herself as a political outsider who, like her running mates, wants to reform Washington.
September 3, 2008 In these prepared remarks, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney goes after the Democratic Party for what he calls elitism and being overly liberal. He urges voters to support McCain, who, he says, like Reagan, supports lower taxes, less regulation and less spending on social programs.
September 3, 2008 In his Wednesday speech, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tells Americans they are deciding on two candidates for "an important job that involves the safety and security of your family." He adds that Democrats are "in a state of denial about the threat that faces us now and in the future."