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GOP Backs Estate Tax Repeal, Shift to Defined Contribution Health Programs

Ann Romney appears with her husband, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, at the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applwhite)
Ann Romney appears with her husband, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, at the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applwhite)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes to energize the economy and create jobs.

The document opens by warning that while the American Dream has long been of equal opportunity for everyone, "Today that American Dream is at risk." It pledges that the GOP will "begin anew, with profound changes in the way government operates; the way it budgets, taxes and regulates."

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