Rep. Paul Ryan brings sizzle to the GOP ticket that conservatives love. But he also adds some risk because the heart of Ryan's plan calls for dramatic changes to the nation's largest government health programs, Medicare and Medicaid. NPR's Julie Rovner talks to host Guy Raz about what those changes could mean for the campaign and the country, should they win.
Mitt Romney announced Saturday that his running mate is Paul Ryan, a Republican Congressman from Wisconsin. The two men launched a multi-day, multi-state bus tour Saturday morning. Host Guy Raz talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro, who's traveling with the Romney campaign.
Brigetta Barrett has won the silver medal in the women's high jump, setting a personal best of 6 feet, 8 inches to eke out a spot on the podium between two Russian athletes: Anna Chicerova, who jumped 2.05, and Svetlana Shkolina, who tied Barrrett at 2.03 meters.
Mitt Romney's flub as he introduced Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate sparked a flurry of tweets. And it also echoed Barack Obama's flub in 2008, when he introduced Joe Biden as "the next president."
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney discarded his increasingly inert better-safe-than-sorry campaign strategy Saturday when he named budget hawk and Democratic bete noire Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate. But the pick has handed Democrats a trove of material to use in an effort to weaken the GOP ticket's appeal among independent voters, women and senior citizens.
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