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Hollywood stars were just hangers on at the Democratic Convention, but tonight, Republicans are prepared to hear America's best known politician. While Colin Powell is not on this week's agenda, former action-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger is now Governor of the biggest state in the Union. He also drew bigger crowds at the National Governors' Conference than President Bush. Will he reveal his liberalism on social issues? Given the tone of the platform, would that really matter? How enthusiastically will Schwarzenegger back President Bush? From New York City, Warren Olney gets the background of the man these mostly conservative delegates want to hear, from political reporters, and a wide range of Republicans, including conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly.
  • Making News: How Tightened Security Is Affecting New Yorkers
    During this Republican Convention, New Yorkers have been commuting with police officers in their subway cars. One taxi driver claims that half the city's cabs are being driven by undercover agents. This morning, on 8th Avenue across from the Port Authority bus station, cops were armed with automatic weapons. Chris Smith, who's been writing about security for New York magazine, has more about the mood on the street.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Republican Delegates in the Big City
    In this center of American theater, convention delegates have been given a list of plays and musicals that are thought to be suitable for people who think the way they do. Are the Republicans really just rubes in the big city? Rob Long, contributing editor to the National Review and Newsweek International--a and writer and producer in Hollywood, applies his wit and witness to the social side of the convention.

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2004 Republican National Convention

Bush-Cheney campaign

Federal Violent Crime Control Act of 1994 (Assault Weapon Ban)

California Immigrant Responsibility and Security Act (driver's licenses for immigrants)

Missouri marriage amendment (HB 799)

Stem cell research, President Bush on

Bardach's article on tabloids treatment of Schwarzenegger during California's gubernatorial recall campaign

Mathews' article on GOP expectations of Governor Schwarzenegger, his speech tonight

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