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Romney: Paul Ryan ready to become president

Aug 12, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says Paul Ryan has the experience needed to become president.

Romney says he considered a number of people to be his running mate, but readiness to be president was the first and most important factor he considered.

He tells CBS' "60 ...

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Romney says he's running on his budget, not Ryan's

Aug 12, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he's running on his budget proposals, not the more controversial plan authored by his running mate.

Romney is pushing back against Democrats who say that by picking Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential candidate, he is ...

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Paul Ryan says he'll release 2 years of taxes

Aug 12, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan says he will only release two years of his tax returns — the same amount Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has agreed to release.

Romney's running mate says voters are concerned about the economy, not tax returns. He says the focus on the candidates'

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VP pick Ryan brings long record to dissect

Aug 12, 2012

By BRIAN BAKST and SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan's record runs deeper than his signature budget and Medicare ideas.

Mitt Romney's running mate is against abortion rights, has a top rating from gun-rights groups and backed sending troops to the wars. But in ...

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Obama calls Ryan the GOP's 'ideological leader'

Aug 12, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling Mitt Romney's running mate the "ideological leader" of Republicans in Congress.

He says that ideology has led to gridlock, dysfunction and a top-down approach to growing the economy.

Addressing young supporters at a Chicago fundraiser, Obama called ...

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Romney signals support for more Medicare choices

Aug 12, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney says that he and running mate Paul Ryan have talked about providing people more Medicare choices and making sure the program doesn't change for current seniors or those nearing retirement.

Ryan says to preserve benefits for younger people, Medicare must be reformed.

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Election fatigue hits Wis. in 4-way Senate primary

Aug 12, 2012

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Even with the biggest name in modern Wisconsin politics, the Republican primary in a highly competitive U.S. Senate race appears headed for a fractious four-way battle Tuesday. Many election-weary voters simply haven't made up their minds.

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Tea party evolves, achieves state policy victories

Aug 12, 2012

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Tea party activists in Georgia helped kill a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects. In Pennsylvania, tea partyers pushed to have taxpayers send public school children to private schools. In ...

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Analysis: Ryan choice increases focus on policy

Aug 12, 2012

By TOM RAUM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his ticket mate magnifies the sharp philosophical policy divisions between Republicans and Democrats and assures that a lively debate over taxes, deficits and the role of government will command the ...

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FACT CHECK: Questionable claims in veep debut

Aug 12, 2012

By CALVIN WOODWARD and HENRY C. JACKSON, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his debut as Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan promised "America's comeback team" won't duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would ...

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Democrats seize upon Romney's choice of Ryan

Aug 11, 2012

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats pounced on Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday, saying the pick showed a commitment to "budget-busting tax cuts" for the wealthy and greater burdens on the middle class and seniors.

President ...

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Analysis: Ryan pick sets clear November choice

Aug 11, 2012

By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's pick of Rep. Paul Ryan for the Republican presidential ticket brings clarity to the stark election-year choice for voters — the competing Democratic and GOP visions about the size and role of the federal government in Americans'

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Ryan: Obama has 'record of failure'

Aug 11, 2012

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney's running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, wasted little time tearing into President Barack Obama on Saturday, lambasting the Democrat's "record of failure" just hours after being named to the GOP ticket.

Moving into a ...

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US, Turkey plan for worst-case scenarios in Syria

Aug 11, 2012

By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Turkey's foreign minister said Saturday that their countries are creating a formal structure to plan for worst-case scenarios in Syria, including a possible chemical weapons attack on regime ...

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Romney, Ryan appear together as running mates

Aug 11, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is appearing alongside his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

Romney says Ryan is a man of what he calls "great steadiness" and "unquestioned integrity." The former Massachusetts governor says Ryan is a "shining exception" in a ...

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Romney stumbles in running mate announcement

Aug 11, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — With the political world watching, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney misspoke while introducing his running mate.

Romney mistakenly introduced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on Saturday as the next president of the United States. Ryan, of course, has been tapped to serve ...

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Romney Names Paul Ryan His No. 2

Aug 11, 2012

By KASIE HUNT, Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, turning to the architect of a conservative and intensely controversial long-term budget plan to remake Medicare and ...

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Obama pledges all-out response to drought

Aug 11, 2012

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pledging a wide-ranging response to the worst drought in a quarter-century.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says his administration is giving farmers and ranchers access to low-interest emergency loans,

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Steel mill polluted town as Romney firm profited

Aug 11, 2012

By JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The rusty stains on Shirley Carter's home are a permanent reminder of her fight with the local steel mill, just down U.S. Highway 17 near the boat docks. No matter how many cans of industrial-strength acid she went through, the red tint on ...

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AP Source: Romney Picks Ryan for Running Mate

Aug 11, 2012

By KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, according to a Republican with knowledge of the development. The newly minted GOP ticket will appear together ...

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