GOP Focuses on Compassion The focus of the Republican National Convention shifts to the party's softer side. First lady Laura Bush praises President Bush's strength, compassion. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rouses the crowd with a defense of the GOP's inclusiveness.

Republicans Highlight Compassion, Moderation

GOP Focuses on Compassion

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The focus of the Republican National Convention shifts to the party's softer side, as first lady Laura Bush praises President Bush as strong and compassionate. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rouses the crowd with a defense of the inclusiveness of the Republican Party. Hear NPR's Mara Liasson.

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