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.
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?
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.
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.
Democrats have announced that San Antonio mayor Julian Castro will be the keynote speaker at that party's convention. In the past, that role has served as a platform for bigger things. Political scientist Costas Panagopoulos, who studies party conventions, was at that 2004 Democratic convention when the then-unknown Barack Obama dazzled the delegates. He talks to host Guy Raz about what makes a great keynote speaker.
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