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Sound From The Trail: Ryan On His Running Mate

We're hearing from all the candidates on the presidential campaign trail this week. We listen to part of a stump speech from vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Glen Allen, Va.
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Romney To Obama On Tax Deal: No, Thanks

After weeks of saying he would not release his tax returns, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told reporters Thursday he had checked them and could report he had always paid at least 13 percent annual in federal income tax. But Romney still refuses to make public more of his tax returns, despite a new offer from the Obama campaign.
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An Early Exit For Calif. Congressman

Congressman Dennis Cardoza, a Democrat from California, was retiring after this year. But why wait? A job with a big lobby-law firm was waiting, so the congressman resigned from Congress this week.
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Obama Camp's DOA Tax Offer To Romney Keeps Issue Alive

The Romney campaign quickly rejected the Obama campaign's call to release five years of tax returns. But the move keeps the GOP presidential candidate on the defensive.
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Analysis: Maryland Referenda and Virginia's GOP VP Fallout

Maryland's list of referenda are now floating at four, after the gaming bill passed, and as Washington Post columnist Bob McDonnell explains how the dynamics of Virginia politics have shifted after Ryan's VP nod.

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Has Romney Settled Debate Over Personal Taxes?

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that he's paid a rate of at least 13 percent in taxes over the past 10 years. But the Obama campaign again called on Romney to release more tax returns. Guest host Jacki Lyden discusses this and other political news with Univision's Fernando Vila and Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Craig Gilbert.
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Charlotte Gears Up For The Democratic Convention

We preview what’s in store as Charlotte, N.C., prepares to host the Democratic convention and explore the political landscape in this battleground state.

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Ayn Rand And The 2012 Presidential Campaign

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan credits author Ayn Rand for inspiring his political career. Rand’s influence on the conservative movement, and why Ryan is trying to distance himself from her philosophy.

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