August 11, 2012
Ryan is an anti-abortion stalwart."Terribly un-American" says NARAL.
The memes, they have arrived. Hey girl, it's me, Paul Ryan.
In a January 2012 debate Mitt Romney criticized Newt Gingrich for advocating a 0% capital gains tax rate, as the Ryan Plan does.
The press, and his staff, actually know him. Vetting for the win!
Literally. Plus, 5 mysteries science can't explain and 12 supernatural tv shows from the '90s.
The running mate for Mitt Romney has a history of going toe-to-toe with the Obama administration. In this February 2010 clip from the House Republican retreat in Baltimore, Ryan debates the President on his budget.
The Obama campaign has failed to paint Romney as an extremist, but now Chicago sees another chance. The choice is "insane," says one Obama official.
House Republicans celebrate the choice of one of their own. Ryan is filling in the details, Dayspring says.
Aides say it's a game-changing pick that will excite the base and shake up the electoral map. The key differences: "He's not an unknown quantity" and she's not a "policy wonk."
The state has become the site of 2012's apocalyptic political battles. The ideological heartland.
Ever think of a really awesome Tagg Romney pun, and then realize that about 500 other people on Twitter made the same one? On a scale of 1 to seppuku, how embarassed should you be?
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow said she was offended that Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney, who have no military experience, "literally ran out of a battleship," during Ryan's official VP announcement in Virginia today.
They went head-to-head over a budget freeze and line-by-line veto. "You've said that you want to take a scalpel to the budget and go through it line-by-line," Ryan says of Obama. "We want to give you that scalpel."
Ryan talked medicare and government paralysis with the former President. A hot mic offers a glimpse into their behind-the-scenes conversation: "Give me a call," Clinton says.
The recently announced Republican vice presidential running with Mitt Romney is only 42, but he's been in Congress since 1988.
Michael Steel will defend Paul Ryan's record, sources say.
The presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee wants to cut spending on programs for the poor and elderly. He has been calling for reforming entitlements for almost twenty years now, seen here in 1995 as a Senate staffer on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.
The newly-elected Republican Congress in 1998 explained his family's roots in the Wisconsin, going back to the 1800s. The first member of his family to run for office, his father died when he was 16. Ryan has 55 cousins who helped out with his first election. His mother went back to school after his father died and started a small business, which she sold in 1998.
A choice, not a referendum? Obama bets that the old rules still apply, and Romney hopes they've changed.
Announcement planned Saturday in Norfolk. "I do think this is a game-changer," says an adviser.
The place: Norfolk, Virginia. What we know: Not much yet.