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Democratic Platform Includes Same-Sex Marriage

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.

Ryan Pick Was Shrouded In Secrecy

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.

Romney-Ryan Ticket Debuts On The Trail

Mitt Romney and his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, had their first day together on the campaign trail in Virginia on Saturday.

Communities Find Relief From Voting Rights Act

A former enforcer of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, J. Gerald Hebert now helps local governments that have overcome histories of election bias win release from federal oversight of their elections.

From 'Very Excited' To Predicting 'Disaster': What Wis. Says About Paul Ryan

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.

Paul Ryan's Agenda: Now Romney's?

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.