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Rep. Paul Ryan At A Glance

The young chairman of the House Budget Committee came to national prominence as architect of a Republican plan to reshape tax law and entitlement programs. But he's also an avid outdoorsman, a gym rat, and a fifth-generation native of Wisconsin.
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Historically Cautious Romney Takes 'Shot Down The Field' In Ryan

Even during his time in the high-risk, high-reward field of venture capital, Mitt Romney had a reputation as being exceedingly cautious. But his choice of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as a running mate shows another side of the Republican who would be president.
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Politicos Scrutinize Ryan As Romney's VP Pick

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's pick of Rep. Paul Ryan to be his Vice Presidential running mate nominee is drawing fire from local Democrats.

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Mitt Romney Chooses A Running Mate

Mitt Romney named Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday, calling the 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman the “intellectual leader” of the Republican Party. Diane and her guests discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Republican 2012 presidential ticket.

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Romney's Not Alone In Stumbling Over 'Next President' Line

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."
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Biden To Tour Virginia Battleground States

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to tour several Virginia cities on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Ryan Boosts Romney's Conservative Credentials, But Also Mobilizes Opponents

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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Transcript: Romney Names Ryan As Running Mate

Read and listen to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks announcing his selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his choice for vice president.

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