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These 2 Names Are on the Rise as VP Candidates

Sen. Tammy Duckworth and former US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice

(Newser) - Two new names are increasingly getting buzz as possibilities for Joe Biden's running mate: Sen. Tammy Duckworth and former US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice. As Politico reports, Duckworth, who is of Thai and Chinese descent, ramped up the speculation on Sunday when she declined to say...

Kasich: Yeah, VP Rumor Is True
 Kasich: Yeah, VP Rumor Is True 

Kasich: Yeah, VP Rumor Is True

Confirms that Donald Trump Jr. called an aide to make the offer

(Newser) - John Kasich still isn't endorsing Donald Trump for president, but he's confirming one of the more delicious rumors of the veepstakes that ended with Mike Pence in the No. 2 slot on the ticket: That Donald Trump Jr. called an aide to the Ohio governor to offer him...

WSJ: My, What a Smart Pick
 WSJ: My, What a Smart Pick 

WSJ: My, What a Smart Pick

Journal calls Ryan pick 'serious'; Krugman says 'dishonest'

(Newser) - Last week, the Wall Street Journal called on Mitt Romney to pick Paul Ryan for his vice presidential runningmate. Now who's crowing about the pick? Why, the Wall Street Journal . The Journal isn't taking credit for the pick, but its editors do view it as a sign of...

Spotlight Shifts to 'Ladylike' Janna Ryan

Oklahoma native, Ryan was tax lawyer before moving to Wisconsin

(Newser) - Janna Little was a high-powered DC tax attorney with a low profile when she married a bachelor considered one of Washington's most eligible in 2000 and moved to his native Wisconsin to raise a family. But that relative anonymity went up in smoke yesterday as she stood beside husband...

Dems Start Shoveling Dirt on VP Contenders

Super PAC preps 1,651 pages of attack material

(Newser) - No matter who Mitt Romney picks as a running mate, Democrats are already working to convince voters there's a problem with said potential veep. The Obama campaign has gathered plenty of what it considers to be dirt on each name that's been floated, and isn't wasting any...

Colbert Causes Wikipedia VP Lockdown

He urged viewers to edit pages of Mitt's potential picks

(Newser) - Wikipedia banned new users from editing the pages of close to a dozen of Mitt Romney's potential running mates after Stephen Colbert urged his viewers to get edit-happy. Colbert was responding to a report that suggested edits could hint at Romney's choice, reports the Hill . A tech analyst...

Romney to Announce VP Pick Via App

App can gather info on his supporters

(Newser) - Want to be the first to know Mitt Romney's running mate? There's an app for that. The Romney campaign has released a new "Mitt's VP" app, which it's billing as a way to "be the first to know the second member of America’s...

Chris Christie Nabs RNC Keynote

Which means he probably won't be Romney's running mate

(Newser) - Chris Christie likes to talk, and he's about to get perhaps his biggest platform yet to do so. The New Jersey governor is indeed going to be the keynote speaker at next month's Republican National Convention, NBC News reports. The spot is significant for two reasons: First, because...

Condoleezza as Romney VP? 'No Way'

She also criticizes Obama's foreign policy

(Newser) - Condoleezza Rice gave an unequivocal "no," this morning when asked if she'd be Mitt Romney's running mate—despite polls showing she's the most popular pick for the job. "Charlie, I didn't run for student council president," Rice told Charlie Rose on CBS'...

Romney: Rubio Is Being Vetted for VP

He dismisses reports that Florida senator is out of the running

(Newser) - Mitt Romney doesn't like to talk about his VP short list, but this morning's reports suggesting that Marco Rubio is out of the running caused him to make an exception today. "I can't imagine who such people are," he said, referring to the anonymous advisers...

Marco Rubio as Romney VP? All Signs Point to No

Two months into search, he hasn't been asked to hand over any info: sources

(Newser) - Marco Rubio is not being vetted to be Mitt Romney's VP. Or so "knowledgeable Republican" sources tell ABC News' Jonathan Karl. They're apparently basing their conclusion on the fact that two months into Beth Myers' reign as head of Romney's search committee, Rubio still has not...

Walker to Romney: Channel Reagan

 Walker to Romney: 
 Channel Reagan 

Walker to Romney: Channel Reagan

Mitt needs to get serious about reform to win in November

(Newser) - Scott Walker, who's had to win a couple of elections in short order, has a little advice for the man who wants to abscond with the Oval Office come November: Win one with the Gipper . “I just hope he takes a page out of President Reagan’s playbook...

Insiders: Christie Wants VP Nod

But some doubt he'd stay on message

(Newser) - Chris Christie may not have wanted to be president, but apparently he'd love to be vice president. New Jersey government insiders tell the National Review that Christie would happily accept the number 2 slot on the ticket if Mitt Romney offered it. "Christie is open to it, his...

McCain to Mitt: Pick a VP You Trust
 McCain to Mitt: 
 Pick a VP You Trust 

McCain to Mitt: Pick a VP You Trust

Gingrich says it's 'inconceivable' that he'll be the pick

(Newser) - And on the seventh day, inquiring Republicans again debated who Mitt Romney will pick to run for vice president: John McCain, a person who knows a little something about picking a veep, said qualifications reign supreme —and that Sarah Palin's won her the No. 2 spot on his...

Why Mitt Should Avoid Condi as VP

 Why Mitt Should  
 Avoid Condi as VP 

Why Mitt Should Avoid Condi as VP

Rice's lousy record should keep her off Romney ticket: Bret Stephens

(Newser) - Did you like the Bush administration? No? Then why the heck would you want Condoleezza Rice to be Mitt Romney's running mate, asks Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal . A recent poll had Rice as Republican voters' top choice for the ticket, and it's easy to see...

Karl Rove: I Didn't Want Dick Cheney

 Karl Rove: 
 I Didn't Want 
 Dick Cheney 

Karl Rove: I Didn't Want Dick Cheney

Bush strategist says to ignore politics when picking a VP

(Newser) - From now until August, pundits will be speculating about Mitt Romney's VP choice, and poring over the political benefits of each candidate. Karl Rove thinks Romney should ignore all of that and choose, as George W. Bush did, the "best partner in the White House and a person...

Rob Portman's Edge: He's Dull as Dirt
 Rob Portman's Edge: 
 He's Dull as Dirt 
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Rob Portman's Edge: He's Dull as Dirt

Mitt Romney might pick Ohio senator as a kind of anti-Palin

(Newser) - Most media VP speculation is swirling around colorful personalities like Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, and Bob McDonnell, but Politico has its eye on a candidate who exemplifies drab: Rob Portman. The last bill the Ohio senator introduced was a measure controlling Asian Carp in the Great Lakes—not exactly the...

Rubio for VP Would Be Just Like McCain's Palin Pick

He doesn't fit Romney's own criteria for president: John Dickerson

(Newser) - Marco Rubio tends to be on everybody's short list of VP candidates for Mitt Romney, and if that becomes reality it will be much like John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin, writes John Dickerson at Slate . Like Palin, Rubio is a politically savvy choice: He's a grass-roots...

Stewart: No One Wants to Be Romney's VP

'Daily Show' host runs down the rejections

(Newser) - Now that we know Mitt Romney will be the Republican presidential nominee, only one question remains: Who will serve as his running mate? The answer to the question so far seems to be a resounding "Not it!," Jon Stewart pointed out last night . He ran through those who...

Rudy Giuliani Endorses Romney, Rules Out VP Job

He says he'd have endorsed pal Gingrich if he'd run a better campaign

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani officially endorsed Mitt Romney in a Fox News appearance today, putting aside any lingering animosity from their 2008 contest—and his longstanding friendship with Newt Gingrich. Giuliani had spoken glowingly of Gingrich earlier in the campaign, and says he would have endorsed him if he'd run a...

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