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Are Americans ready for Sarah Palin?

John McCain caught a lot of voters by surprise with his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin, who is less than two years into her term as governor of the 49th state, is younger than Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
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Plot to kidnap GOP delegates uncovered

Almost a year to the day before the Republican National Convention began, members of a self-described anarchist group gathered to talk about ways to disrupt it, including kidnapping delegates, sabotaging air vents at the Xcel Energy Center, blocking bridges and "capturing federal buildings" in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Palin ain’t making this easy

Now you've seen Sarah Palin, and now, I'm guessing, a lot of you are more confused than ever.

Whatever your expectations, Palin passed her first test. She was confident. She was occasionally funny. She was reliably very, very, extremely conservative.

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When it counted, Palin delivered

Sarah Palin delivered. An embattled vice presidential candidate, a novice on the national stage, the head of a family suffering its "ups and downs," the first-term Alaska governor rocked the GOP convention with a star-turning performance.

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Palin sets the stage for McCain

The Republican presidential nomination his at last, John McCain makes his case for the presidency to the GOP convention and the nation after his surprise choice for vice president, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, energized delegates with a rousing speech.

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Palin, politics, pregnancy and the pulpit

Sen. Barack Obama took the high road in refusing to answer reporters' questions about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's pregnant 17-year-old daughter Bristol and the girl's decision to marry the father and have the baby.

He also drew a distinct boundary line between legitimate topics for policy discussions by politicians and urged the media to leave politicians' families alone.

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Palin’s anti-American past

Here are a couple of questions for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin: What do you think of the following statement: "I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America and her dammed institutions." Or how about this one: "The problem with you John Birchers is that you're too dammed liberal!"

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