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Beyond the Speeches

Sen. John McCain's acceptance speech was the culmination of a long couple weeks for those in politics and media, but it was also the start of the real campaigns for both parties, with VP picks in place and supporters on message, ready to hit the ground running.

So let's take the few moments to look at stories that delved into some of the issues that the Republican National Convention raised about the party, and how the McCain-Palin ticket may handle these questions in the weeks ahead.

How can the GOP capture the Youth Vote? NewsHour's Ray Suarez spoke with the chair of the College Republicans.

Tavis Smiley's Young Voices blog looked at where African-Americans stand in the Republican party, and why there were so few of them on the convention floor.

NOW on PBS asks if the Republican moderates are ready for the right-wing Palin pick, and talks to journalist Amy Goodman about her arrest at the RNC protests.

Slate explains why and how candidates are vetted.

And to relive the week in St. Paul, just take a look back at the Twitter search for all live updates about the RNC


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