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Ryan Trying to Find His Groove in Budget Talks

Monday, March 11, 2013

The current divisions in Congress over the budget and the sequester drama may be another opportunity for Congressman Ryan to showcase his conservative cred. Does the number two from the Romney 2012 presidential campaign now want to be number one?

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Opinion: The 5 Mistakes that Cost Romney the Election

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We know that Barack Obama won the 2012 election by a convincing margin of electoral votes and a healthy popular vote. But we should also acknowledge that Mitt Romney, whose Secret Service name was Javelin, lost the election. Why?

According to the Washington Post, "Romney told the donors he believed ...

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Biden and Ryan Spar in First and Only Vice Presidential Debate

Friday, October 12, 2012

After Romney's winning debate performance last week, last night's vice presidential debate was highly anticipated. Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, reviews the event. 

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Opinion: Martha Raddatz Wins Lively Debate in a Landslide

Friday, October 12, 2012

Anyone who thought that debates were, well, boring was proven wrong. That’s good for civic engagement, for getting the next generation excited and involved in politics.

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Opinion: The Real Reason Ryan Was the Empty Suit in the Veep Debate

Friday, October 12, 2012

Let's remember that Ryan was weak not only because he was backing away from a Biden onslaught, but because he was backing away from his own ideas.

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WNYC News

Fact Check | Slips on Libya, Syria, Auto Bailout and More in Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to presidential-campaign politics, Republican Paul Ryan has already earned something of a reputation for taking flying leaps past reality. How'd they do Thursday night?

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WNYC News

VP Debate: Biden, Ryan at Each Other on Everything

Thursday, October 11, 2012

At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. "That is a bunch of malarkey," the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administration's foreign policy.

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Why the NFL Ref Lockout Had the Public on Labor's Side

Thursday, September 27, 2012

NFL referees have managed to do what public sector employees in Wisconsin and teachers in Chicago couldn’t: Inspire near-unanimous public sympathy for the demands of organized labor.

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WNYC News

Nuns, Grimm Face Off as National 'Bus' Tour Hits Staten Island

Monday, September 24, 2012

The so-called “Nuns on the Bus” took the ferry to Staten Island Monday to make the case against Rep. Michael Grimm – a New York Republican swept into office in 2010 with backing from the national tea party.

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Explainer: Could Ryan Stay in Congress if Romney Loses?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Even if Mitt Romney remains “unemployed” after November, there’s a good chance Paul Ryan will still have a job in Washington come January.

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10 Things We Learned at the RNC

Friday, August 31, 2012

It's been a long week, so we'll keep it brief.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republican Convention Coverage Part 1

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Coverage continues as the RNC enters its third full day. More guests join the discussion at Radio Row inside the convention center. Featuring:

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The Takeaway

How Effective Was Paul Ryan's Convention Address?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan headlined the Republican National Convention last night. Ryan is considered by many to be the face and brains of the party’s political course. His pick as VP was seen as an attempt to energize voters and a way to shore up conservative support for Mitt Romney, who some Republicans find too moderate.

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RNC Dispatch: Paul Ryan Headlines a Night of Whoppers

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ryan went after Obama's record, which is what this race should be about. And repeats the biggest lie of the night.

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WNYC News

Ryan: Romney Won't 'Duck Tough Issues' on Economy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Seizing the campaign spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan embraced "the calling of my generation" to help lead the country in tough times Wednesday night and pledged to cheering Republican National Convention delegates and a prime time TV audience that Mitt Romney will make the bold and difficult decisions needed to repair the nation's economy.

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RNC Day 3: Can Paul Ryan Deliver? Chat Transcript

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Watch the live convention stream with us tonight as Rep. Paul Ryan, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Sen. John McCain, and Rep. Rand Paul are scheduled to address day three of the GOP convention from Tampa, Florida. See the complete schedule below, and join us at 7pm right here to chat live!

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The Takeaway

George Gilder on 'Wealth and Poverty' and its Influence Today

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Paul Ryan is perhaps best known as the architect of the leading Republican plan to balance the budget. The book that may very well have influenced his economic ideals is George Gilder’s "Wealth and Poverty," a book regarded as the intellectual guide for Reaganomics and the Reagan White House in the 1980s.

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The Takeaway

The Agenda: VPs and Back to School

Monday, August 20, 2012

Maggie Haberman and Charlie Herman preview the week's top stories in the Agenda. Topics include Paul Ryan's first week as the vice presidential nominee, the upcoming conventions and back to school economics.

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On The Media

Object Lesson

Friday, August 17, 2012

With the announcement of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate this week, the philosophies of author Ayn Rand are once again part of the political discourse. In this piece that originally ran in 2008, Brooke looks at the enduring legacy of the original Objectivist.

 

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On The Media

The Press's Ayn Rand Obsession

Friday, August 17, 2012

This week, the media decided that the juiciest line of inquiry about the GOP’s newly minted vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, was how deep his allegiance was to the late novelist Ayn Rand. Brooke talks to Slate political reporter Dave Weigel about Ryan’s relationship to Rand.

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