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It's GOP's world; elitists just live in it

Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:23:43 GMT2008-09-05T08:23:43Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Snowmobiles are good. NASCAR is very good. Football metaphors about God are better. "Sam's Club Republicans" are the salt of the American earth. Hollywood, the media and academics are suspect at best, subversive at worst. Though not as bad as European ideas....



Analysis: Palin more than her resume _ much more

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 22:02:14 GMT2008-09-04T22:02:14Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Being a mayor of 9,780 is nothing like leading 305 million. Living next to Russia does not make you a foreign policy whiz. And presidential competence is rarely measured in square miles....



Kids in the public eye: Where does the line lie?

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 16:39:24 GMT2008-09-04T16:39:24Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The review was scathing. "She cannot sing very well," it said. "She is flat a good deal of the time." So the singer's father did what any loyal dad might. He put pen to paper and dashed off a blistering nastygram....



Analysis: GOP contradicts self on Palin family

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 03:48:37 GMT2008-09-04T03:48:37Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- People: Make up your minds....



An evolving GOP approach to family values?

Wed, 03 Sep 2008 14:34:39 GMT2008-09-03T14:34:39Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Dan Quayle struck a nerve in 1992 when he went after the TV series "Murphy Brown" by saying its depiction of a single mother was irresponsible and set a bad example for America. The Republican vice president said the fictional character was "mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another `lifestyle choice.'"...



GOP convention script goes straight to rewrite

Tue, 02 Sep 2008 14:05:02 GMT2008-09-02T14:05:02Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Republican National Convention script, Day One: Take your seats, 2:39 p.m. Call to order, 2:45 p.m. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance, 2:49 p.m. Singing of the national anthem by Miss Minnesota 2008, 2:52 p.m....



Analysis: When the best politics is no politics

Mon, 01 Sep 2008 13:04:56 GMT2008-09-01T13:04:56Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- With Hurricane Gustav chugging toward the Gulf Coast and New Orleans bracing for its impact, the time for contentious politics at the GOP convention is over. Now, it's time for ... more subtle politics....



Party tickets bring American experiences to fore

Sun, 31 Aug 2008 17:42:54 GMT2008-08-31T17:42:54Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- An Irish Catholic guy from a coal town who rides Amtrak home from work each night. A "hockey mom" of five who served on the PTA. A 72-year-old Vietnam vet. A biracial kid with a stepfather and a history of moving around....



The kitchen table: Anatomy of a metaphor

Fri, 29 Aug 2008 08:27:00 GMT2008-08-29T08:27:00Z

DENVER (AP) -- The rooms of the modern American household have always crept into campaigns. Politics makes strange bedfellows, for one. The living-room war ended Lyndon Johnson's political career. And everyone keeps saying the economy's headed for the toilet....



Analysis: 'Born in the USA' returns to politics

Fri, 29 Aug 2008 02:39:06 GMT2008-08-29T02:39:06Z

DENVER (AP) -- A generation after Ronald Reagan famously mistook Bruce Springsteen's music for uncritical patriotism, Democrats claimed "Born in the USA" on Thursday for the theme it was meant to project - to describe a splintered country they say desperately needs new policies and new dreams....