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Eyes on Debate: 'Barn Burner' or No Big Deal?

GOP plays up (and down) expectations for Obama vs. Romney

(Newser) - The usual suspects descended on the Sunday talk shows today with their eyes firmly fixated on Wednesday's presidential debate, when President Obama and Mitt Romney go mano a mano for the first time. Chris Christie, appearing on no fewer than three shows, minced no words in building up expectations... More »

Ryan's Speech Flunks Fact Checks

VP candidate lambasted for various deceptions

(Newser) - Paul Ryan's speech last night may have been rousing , but accurate it was not. Ryan is being lambasted today for what Sally Kohn of Fox News calls "an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single... More »

Gen-Xers React to Own Paul Ryan: Eh, This Bites

First Gen-Xer on presidential ticket inspires, well, angst

(Newser) - At 42-years-old—and a fan of grunge music, Coen brothers movies, and microbrews—Paul Ryan is the first Gen-X candidate to appear on a presidential ticket. But unlike the pride Baby Boomers felt for sax-playing Bill Clinton, Ryan is generating some very Gen-X angst, irony, and diffidence, reports the New ... More »

Ryan's Plan Is a Deficit-Hiking 'Con Game'

Paul Krugman: He's 'style over substance'

(Newser) - Paul Ryan is a media darling: Pundits can't stop praising his "seriousness." But the truth is that "Ryanomics is and always has been a con game," scoffs Paul Krugman in the New York Times . Ryan claims to be a deficit-slasher, but let's crunch the... More »

Romney: Akin's Rape Comment 'Inexcusable'

As DNC rushes to bash GOP with the controversy

(Newser) - Democrats rushed today to milk maximum value out of Todd Akin's assertion that some mysterious biological process protected victims of "legitimate rape" from getting pregnant. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued a statement trying to tie Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to Akin. "They've been trying... More »

Ryan Lobbied Hard to Save Wisconsin Auto Plants

Despite free-market credo, pushed for local car plants

(Newser) - Not only did deficit-hawk Paul Ryan vote for Detroit's $14 billion emergency bailout, he also spearheaded two lavish incentive plans that gave hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks and benefits to keep a large GM plant in his hometown, reports the Los Angeles Times . That plant closed... More »

Romney-Ryan: Bromance on the Campaign Trail

Republican running mates seem to genuinely like each other

(Newser) - Jay-Z and Kanye, Damon and Affleck ... Ryan and Romney? Writing for the New York Times, Michael Barbaro gives us an inside look at the relationship between the GOP candidate and his newly-selected running mate, and the two seem to, well, actually like each other. Romney and Ryan will be splitting... More »

Meet Paul Ryan

Wires flesh out VP candidate's personal, professional bio

(Newser) - Get ready for a stream of stories about Paul Davis Ryan. Some tidbits about the 42-year-old Republican congressman from Wisconsin who hopes to be vice president :
  • Family man: He and wife Janna have three kids, Charles, Samuel, and Elizabeth. He's a native of Janesville, Wisconsin.
  • Father: He died of
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Romney-Ryan Ticket Debuts

Mitt lauds his VP pick, while Ryan goes after Obama

(Newser) - Mitt Romney got so excited to announce Paul Ryan today that he mistakenly introduced him as the "next president of the United States." When Ryan arrived on stage, Romney corrected himself to make it "vice" president. "Every now and then I make a mistake," he... More »

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