The 2012 Democratic Party's Platform Committee met Saturday in Detroit. At this meeting, members of the Committee are considering amendments to the draft before it goes to the full convention. One key part of the platform is a plank in support of same-sex marriage.
After Mitt Romney made a decision on a running mate, Paul Ryan's carefully planned transition from congressman to vice presidential candidate began behind closed doors. Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR' Ari Shapiro about some of the details on how the campaign kept the choice a secret until just a few hours before the official announcement.
After GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, the state was abuzz. Ryan provokes strong feelings across the political spectrum. But as a swing state, you'll still find leery independents.
Senior Romney adviser and former Republican Minnesota congressman Vin Weber talks to host Guy Raz about the strategy behind the selection of Paul Ryan, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choice for vice president.
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