Obama campaign statement on Ryan selection
August 11th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign statement on Ryan selection

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, issued a statement on Mitt Romney's running mate selection as the candidate announced his pick in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday morning:

"In naming Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has chosen a leader of the House Republicans who shares his commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy. The architect of the radical Republican House budget, Ryan, like Romney, proposed an additional $250,000 tax cut for millionaires, and deep cuts in education from Head Start to college aid. His plan also would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system, shifting thousands of dollars in health care costs to seniors. As a member of Congress, Ryan rubber-stamped the reckless Bush economic policies that exploded our deficit and crashed our economy. Now the Romney-Ryan ticket would take us back by repeating the same, catastrophic mistakes."


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Romney camp prepares Medicare defense after Ryan pick
August 11th, 2012
09:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney camp prepares Medicare defense after Ryan pick

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) – With Paul Ryan's controversial entitlement reform plan certain to take center stage in the presidential campaign now that the Wisconsin congressman has been tapped as Mitt Romney's running mate, Romney officials are circulating talking points about Medicare to their allies and campaign surrogates.

The Romney campaign is also briefing surrogates on a conference call at 10:30 a.m. ET to walk through their messaging about the Ryan pick and their strategies for rebuffing attacks from the Obama campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Virginia
Where does Romney stand on the Ryan plan?
August 11th, 2012
08:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Where does Romney stand on the Ryan plan?

(CNN) - As Mitt Romney unveils Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, questions over the House Budget Committee chairman's budget plan will likely become a hot button debate topic this fall.

Romney announced Ryan as the vice presidential candidate at a campaign event while kicking off a bus tour Saturday morning in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Debt • Deficit • Paul Ryan
Excerpts released of Paul Ryan's remarks
August 11th, 2012
08:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Excerpts released of Paul Ryan's remarks

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign released excerpts ahead of Rep. Paul Ryan's speech Saturday morning in Norfolk, Virginia, where Romney will introduce the House Budget Committee chairman as his running mate.

Find the excerpts after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Virginia
Romney campaign announces Paul Ryan as running mate
August 11th, 2012
07:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign announces Paul Ryan as running mate

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will announce his running mate at the beginning of a four-day, four-state bus tour in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET, his campaign announced in a statement late Friday night.

Three Republican sources told CNN that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin would be Romney’s running mate pick. GOP sources also told CNN that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman have all been told that they won’t be getting the nod.

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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney
BREAKING: Romney's campaign announces Ryan as V.P. pick
August 11th, 2012
07:15 AM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Romney's campaign announces Ryan as V.P. pick

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's team announced Saturday morning that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will be Romney's running mate.

The campaign made the announcement just after 7 a.m. ET on the campaign's smart-phone and web application.


Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney
Democratic attacks on Ryan focus on changes to Medicare and Medicaid
August 11th, 2012
07:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Democratic attacks on Ryan focus on changes to Medicare and Medicaid

(CNN) - When Rep. Paul Ryan first revealed his House GOP budget proposal in the Spring of 2011, Democratic reaction was swift and biting. One much-maligned ad from a liberal advocacy group showed a Ryan look-alike pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair off a cliff, ending with the tagline: "Is America beautiful without Medicare? Ask Paul Ryan and his friends in Congress."

As Mitt Romney prepares to hit the trail with Ryan as his running mate, Democrats eager to pounce on the newly created Republican ticket are almost certainly preparing similar - if not quite so drastic - attacks against Ryan's controversial budget plan.
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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Budget • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
August 11th, 2012
06:17 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: Paul Ryan up close

(CNN) - A closer look at Rep. Paul Ryan from CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.


Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan
Lunch break
August 11th, 2012
06:05 AM ET
2 years ago

A look back: Romney and Ryan

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin - who Mitt Romney's campaign announced Saturday as his running mate - has had a bit of "bromance" with Romney on the campaign trail this year.

Check out the slide show and the below links to take a look back at their relationship, as well as a short-lived GOP push for Ryan to launch his own presidential bid last year.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
August 11th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – August 7-8 – Olympics

TOPICS: 2012 Summer Olympic Games

Full results (pdf)


Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
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