Election 2012

Presidential Race
4:50 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Medicare A Hot Topic As Romney, Ryan Hit The Trail

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 6:09 pm

Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan campaigned in different states on Monday. Ryan was in Iowa, where President Obama was also campaigning. Meanwhile, Romney was in the important battleground state of Florida. Some analysts believe that Ryan's budgets proposals — which make major changes to Medicare — could hurt the Romney/Ryan ticket in Florida, especially among older voters.

Presidential Race
4:50 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Romney's VP Pick Shakes Up Presidential Race

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 6:09 pm

The selection of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan to be the GOP vice president candidate shook up the presidential race over the weekend. Mara Liasson joins Audie Cornish to talk about the campaign.

Media
4:50 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

First Woman To Moderate Fall Debate In 20 Years

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 6:09 pm

We follow up with 16-year-old Emma Axelrod of Montclair, N.J. Two weeks ago Axelrod visited Washington, D.C., to deliver a petition with nearly 120,000 signatures to the Commission on Presidential Debates, asking them to select a woman to moderate at least one of the presidential debates. On Monday, the Commission announced that CNN's Candy Crowley will be the first woman in 20 years to lead one of the debates.

Election 2012
1:51 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Will Ryan Help Or Hurt The GOP Ticket?

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 3:55 pm

Transcript

LYNN NEARY, HOST:

And now, the Opinion Page. And Republicans and Democrats can agree on one thing about Mitt Romney's pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate. His selection reshapes the race for president. That may be all they agree on. We'll read from our range of opinions in a few minutes, and we want to hear from Republicans today. Does Paul Ryan help or hurt the GOP ticket? Give us a call: 800-989-8255. The email address is talk@npr.org. And we start with NPR's senior Washington editor Ron Elving. He's here with us in Studio 3A.

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It's All Politics
1:37 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Moderators Announced For Three Presidential Debates, One VP Debate

CNN's Candy Crowley at a Mitt Romney campaign event during the Iowa caucuses in January.
David Holloway CNN

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 7:07 pm

For the first time in 20 years, a woman — CNN's Candy Crowley — will moderate a presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday.

The moderators for all three presidential debates and the sole vice-presidential debate were announced:

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Election 2012
11:56 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Should Black Voters Give Romney-Ryan A Chance?

Many conservatives were ecstatic with Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. Even though few observers expect the ticket to draw much African-American support, conservative Lenny McAllister says black voters should give the team a chance. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with McAllister and the NAACP's Hilary Shelton.

It's All Politics
8:54 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Does Ryan Pick Help Or Hurt Romney's Chances In Florida?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., address supporters in Mooresville, N.C., on Sunday. Some pundits predict Ryan's selection will damage Romney's chances of winning Florida.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 10:17 am

Here's the above-the-fold headline on Sunday's Miami Herald: "Ryan could hurt Romney in Florida."

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Political Junkie
7:31 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Paul Ryan: Bold Move By Romney, More Ammo For Democrats, Or Both?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (right) and running mate Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin greet supporters during a homecoming campaign rally Sunday in Waukesha, Wis.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 6:07 pm

It was almost as if everyone dared Mitt Romney to make a bold move.

He couldn't possibly pick Ohio Sen. Rob Portman or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty as his running mate, could he? Too boring, the critics said! Too white bread! Too uninspiring! The cover of Newsweek talked about Romney's "wimp factor." Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert — not that he played a leading role here — described a Romney-Portman ticket as "like the bland leading the bland."

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The Two-Way
7:20 am
Mon August 13, 2012

It's Deja Vu All Over Again: Campaign's Focus Returns To Iowa

Rep. Paul Ryan, who has been chosen by Mitt Romney to be his running mate on the GOP ticket, greeting supporters Sunday in his home state of Wisconsin. Ryan will be in Iowa today.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Good morning.

With Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick now in the books (if you somehow escaped the news from the weekend, it's Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin), the presidential campaign shifts into a higher gear this week.

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Election 2012
4:36 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Ryan Offers Bold Ideas To GOP Presidential Ticket

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 4:37 am

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan stopped off in Ryan's home state of Wisconsin Sunday. Ryan has represented Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District for 14 years. In that time, he's gained national attention for proposing sweeping changes to the way government works while also watching out for his constituents.

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