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Obama Ad Buys Ensure 'No Escape' For Tampa During GOP Convention

At the end of August, the GOP convention promises to dominate the national and local news in Tampa Bay and suck all the political air out of the room. So how does Obama counterprogram Romney-palooza? Apparently, by buying lots of TV airtime on The Bachelor, Dr. Oz and Rachael Ray.
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Political Speeches And The Art Of The Jab

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with speechwriter Eli Attie about the art of crafting little jabs for politicians to pull, such as those used by the presidential campaigns this past week: "Obamaloney" and "Romneyhood."
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What Was Ryan's April Fools' Joke On Romney?

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer reports on the relationship between likely Republican nominee for president, Mitt Romney, and his running mate Paul Ryan. Earlier this year, congressman Ryan played an April Fools' joke on Romney.
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Week In Politics: Paul Ryan Takes The Stage

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the week in politics.
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Getting To Know Rep. Paul Ryan

In Norfolk, Va. on Saturday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced that his running mate is Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican congressman from Wisconsin. What does Ryan bring to the table, and will it be enough?
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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.

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