For the next several days, All Things Considered is going to take a few minutes to listen to stump speeches on the campaign trail. We'll hear from Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Joe Biden and first, President Obama in Iowa.
Congressman Paul Ryan is well known as a deficit hawk and supporter of small government. His stances on other hot-button issues though — from abortion to gun rights — have received less attention. Melissa Block talks with David Drucker, associate politics editor at Roll Call, about where the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee stands on the issues that have been less central to his public persona.
The role of wind in U.S. energy policy is a hot-button issue in the presidential campaign. Diane and her guests discuss the politics of wind power, its potential to create jobs and the debate over tax incentives.
The man some Republicans once hoped would be their party's 2012 presidential nominee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, will instead deliver the keynote speech at the national convention that will make Mitt Romney the GOP's official standard bearer.
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