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Highlights of McCain Address to GOP Convention
Monday, Aug. 30, 2004; 8:55 PM

Excerpts from a speech touting President Bush's leadership in the war on terror, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) commended his former rival's "determination to make this world a better, safer, freer place" in the wake of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The attack on the World Trade Center and Bush's response was a dominant theme on the first night of the Republican convention in New York.

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AUGUST 30

Monday's Key Speeches

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani
"No matter what happens in this election, President George W. Bush already has earned a place in our history as a great American president."

Video Highlights | Full Speech Video | Text | The Once and Future Giuliani

Sen. John McCain
"This president will not rest until America is stronger and safer still."

Video Highlights | Full Speech Video | Text | In N.Y., GOP Hails Its Chief

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
"We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty."

Full Speech Video | Text

Actor Ron Silver: Video
Former New York mayor Ed Koch: Video
Sen. George Allen (R-Va.): Video
Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.): Text
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.): Text
Filmmaker Michael Moore: Video of Reaction to McCain's Speech

Live Discussions and washingtonpost.com Features

Discussion Transcript: Conservative Commentator Tucker Carlson
Discussion Transcript: The Post's Bob Kaiser and Lucian Perkins
Discussion Transcript: The Post's Howard Kurtz
Discussion Transcript: Log Cabin Republicans
Discussion Transcript: post.com's Terry M. Neal
Panorama: Convention Floor
Video: Streets Are Activists' Stage
Audio: Post's Dan Balz Previews RNC
Video: GOP Kicks Off Convention
Photo Gallery: Grand Old Party Gets Underway
Photo Gallery: Inside the Hall
Photo Gallery: Bush Barnstorms America
Photo Gallery: New York Protests

Party Animals: The Political Party Scenes
Spin Corner: Newsmaker Interviews