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The Possible Future Of Health Care, Given VP Pick

Rep. Paul Ryan brings sizzle to the GOP ticket that conservatives love. But he also adds some risk because the heart of Ryan's plan calls for dramatic changes to the nation's largest government health programs, Medicare and Medicaid. NPR's Julie Rovner talks to host Guy Raz about what those changes could mean for the campaign and the country, should they win.

That's The Ticket: Romney And Ryan Kick Off Tour

Mitt Romney announced Saturday that his running mate is Paul Ryan, a Republican Congressman from Wisconsin. The two men launched a multi-day, multi-state bus tour Saturday morning. Host Guy Raz talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro, who's traveling with the Romney campaign.

Pros And Cons: Ryan As Romney's VP

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate seems to be uniting both Republicans and Democrats. Here's a quick look at the pluses and minuses of the decision, from the point of view of the man at the top of the ticket.

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.

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.


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.