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Paul Ryan Vice President

Howard Fineman

Ryan More 'Con' Than 'Pro' For Romney, Say Insiders | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Start with the truism: A vice presidential pick doesn't matter. Dead wrong. Look at recent history: In 1992, a photo op with Al Gore ...

Why the Ryan Pick Fizzled

Philip Klinkner | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Philip Klinkner

Polls taken shortly after Mitt Romney selected Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate show that the pick didn't generate a very positive response.

On Manufacturing, Ryan is Following the Wrong Founding Father

Ro Khanna | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Ro Khanna

His ideas have formed the basis of the American economic system. The question is whether Congressman Paul Ryan is willing to embrace the role of government that Hamilton advocated?

A GQ Primer on Paul Ryan's Favorite Philosopher, Ayn Rand

Death Race | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Unless you're a gullible 16-year-old, a 42-year-old Tea Partier or an 86-year-old former chairman of the Fed, you could probably use a primer on the mother of Objectivism, that Dostoevsky for dummies, Ayn Rand.

Obama Campaign Ad Knocks Romney For Telling Students To Borrow Money From Parents

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign renewed its effort to refocus the debate on a "choice election" with a new television ad Tuesday that hig...

Press Banned From Covering Ryan's Las Vegas Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.14.2012 | Media

Rep. Paul Ryan's first major fundraiser as the Republican party's presumptive vice presidential nominee will be closed to press, BuzzFeed reported on ...

WATCH: Paul Ryan MUST Reveal the Goods

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 08.14.2012 | Comedy

Just how sexy is GOP VP pick Paul Ryan? Too sexy to disclose to the public, apparently. With calls for greater government transparency growing lou...

Paul Ryan: More Than Just a Guy Who Wants to End Medicare!

Michael Keegan | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Paul Ryan is best known as the author of a budget plan that would decimate the social contract and require the middle class to pay for massive tax breaks for the wealthy. But it would be a mistake to focus just on his horrible economic ideas.

Paul Ryan And Economists Just Can't Agree On These 7 Things

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

To put it kindly, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wants you to believe some questionable things. Ryan, whom Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney t...

Paul Ryan Thrown Under Romney Bus, Joining Sarah Palin

Spencer Critchley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Like Palin did for John McCain, Ryan represents a transparent plea for credibility with the Republican base.

Paul Ryan Is a Blessing for American Democracy

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Do Americans really want an Ayn Rand Nation with a few cherry-picked "Christian values" as epitomized by Paul Ryan? This is the question that Americans will be asking themselves in the next months.

PHOTOS: Janna Ryan Kicks Things Off Thriftily

Posted 08.16.2012 | Style

As Ann Romney cautiously stepped into the glaring media spotlight, she mostly played it safe... until she quickly misstepped. Her silky, bright "bird ...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Mocks Media's Fluffy Paul Ryan Coverage

Posted 08.14.2012 | Comedy

If you heard the news that Mitt Romney accidentally referred to Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as "the next President of the United States" during his big a...

GOP Pros Fret Over Paul Ryan

Politico | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

You’ve heard them on television and read them on POLITICO — cheerful, defiant statements from Republican political professionals about Mitt Romney...

Jason Linkins

Paul Ryan Gets His Roll-Out: The Mediagasm | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

As Eric Boehlert pointed out, the most amusing thing about the way the media has treated Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate is t...

Paul Ryan - A Heartbeat Away From the Presidency?

Allan Brawley | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Allan Brawley

Let's pause a minute before we accede to the supposed sterling qualities of Mitt Romney's newly announced running mate and look a little closer at this election cycle's version of Republican Party wunderkind and base energizer.

Obama's Ex-Budget Director: Ryan's Ideas Don't Make Any Sense

Bloomberg View | Peter Orzag | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: As a fellow budget wonk, I like Paul Ryan a lot. But his policy proposals fall far short of his winning personality. Ryan, the...

Congratulations Betty Ryan! Giving Credit to a Nation of Strong Single Mothers

Anne Stevenson | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Anne Stevenson

Contrary to what you may have inferred from the vice presidential nominee's acceptance speech Saturday (which was all about his dad,) it was actually Betty Ryan who inspired and caused her son to become a career politician.

How Romney's VP Choice Paul Ryan Will Affect the Economic Debate

Terry Connelly | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Ryan represents an opportunity for Democrats to not only shift the focus away from an Obama referendum, but also to rally a campaign to save their senate majority and even challenge to re-take the House.

Paul Ryan Not Qualified To Be President, According To Romney Criteria

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is a skilled bowhunter and one-time Oscar Meyer Weinermobile jockey, but according to a propos...

Reflections on Paul Ryan's Transactions in Individual Bank Stocks in 2008

Brad DeLong | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Brad DeLong

I don't want to hire as my vice president and federal budget czar somebody who uses Congressional inside information to profit by switching his portfolio back and forth between Citigroup and Goldman five times a year: I want somebody with better ethics.

Paul Ryan: The Last, Best Hope for Progressives

Michael Brenner | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

In picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has given some small hope that the election will restore progressive thinking to its legitimate place in our political discourse. The lines are now drawn for a stark confrontation that the White House and Democrats cannot avoid.

Poll Shows Problems For Paul Ryan

Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

Americans' initial reaction to Paul Ryan is decidedly lukewarm, with more rating his selection as vice president negatively than positively, according...

I Understand Why Romney Selected Ryan, I'm Just Not Sure Why Ryan Accepted

Byron Williams | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Byron Williams

Ryan is considered a rising star within conservative circles. Conservative pundits, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications openly advocated for Ryan's selection. But it is only a net plus for Ryan if Romney wins.

In Paul Ryan, The Right at Last Has Their Man

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

This was never Romney's party, and without Karl Rove's shadowy money behind him, he would not have survived the primaries. But in Paul Ryan, the Golden Boy from Janesville, they finally have one of their own -- a true believer for the new Gilded Age.