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RNC Roundup: Paul Ryan Revs Up The Crowd, Condi In 2016?

Paul Ryan and Condoleezza Rice headlined the Republican National Convention Wednesday as delegates talked about how to reach out to voting blocs typically outside their base. 

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Alexandria Mayor Candidates Avoiding Debate

Candidates for mayor, Andrew Macdonald and Bill Euille, are debating about debates.

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Fact Checkers Say Some Of Ryan's Claims Don't Add Up

On Medicare, the stimulus and a story about the GM plant in his hometown, the GOP vice presidential nominee got some facts wrong, according to the news outlets and nonpartisan watchdogs that parse politicians' words.
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Opinions Split On Ryan's Medicare Plan

At the Republican National Convention, delegates from the region say Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare isn't a liability.

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In A Picture: Ryan's Speech Was Much Ado About Obama

In a picture, the words Rep. Paul Ryan used in accepting the Republican Party's vice presidential nomination show he had a lot to say about President Obama. He wasn't applauding the president's performance.

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Ryan's Speech Revives The Spirit Of Jack Kemp, War Over Reaganomics

Rep. Paul Ryan demonstrated in his convention speech that he's a true believer, much like two previous politicians he has sought to emulate: Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. Kemp's economic ideas were controversial decades ago, but they've gained new life in the vice presidential nominee's budget plan.

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The Making Of Paul Ryan

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan addressed the Republican National Convention last night. Steve Inskeep talks with Politico's Jonathan Martin about how Congressman Ryan became Mitt Romney's choice for vice president.
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Obama Rallies Blunt GOP Criticism From Tampa

The daily campaign rallies serve a dual purpose for President Obama. Local organizers work the crowd, signing up new voters and volunteers. At the same time, the events give Obama a platform to answer Republican criticisms as they're floated in Tampa.
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Ann Romney, Janna Ryan Campaign In Tampa

It was Ann Romney and Janna Ryan's turn to campaign in Tampa Wednesday. The wives of the Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates made a pitch to female voters. And Mrs. Romney reached out to Latinos.
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Romney Courts Vets At American Legion Convention

One day before the biggest speech of his life, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed the American Legion's annual meeting in Indiana. He attacked President Obama for allowing deep Pentagon cuts that both parties in Congress agreed to.

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