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August 11, 2012 | By Alana Semuels
The year Paul Ryan graduated from high school, the Winter Olympics were held in Calgary, Canada, Oliver North testified in front of Congress about the Iran-Contra affair, and Michael Dukakis and  George H.W. Bush were running for president. Judging from his high school yearbook, the newly minted Republican vice presidential nominee might have been too busy to pay attention to any of that. The 1988 high school yearbook, “Standing Room Only,” for Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville, Wis., shows a young Ryan, often clad in an oversized Craig Cougars sweatshirt, posing in photos for the student council, the Latin club, the history club, the letterman's club, the outdoors club and the International Geographic Society.
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March 19, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
Congress is heading into a busy stretch, returning this week to the themes that are driving the message: Jobs, healthcare and budget deficits. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday is expected to unveil his 2013 fiscal blueprint - - a do-over of last year's battle to substantially rein in federal spending, cut taxes and change Medicare. The GOP proposals are drawing fire from Democrats and within Republican ranks as conservatives want Ryan to cut deeper into federal spending and others are wary of straying too far from the budget levels agreed to in last summer's debt-ceiling accord.
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August 29, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
TAMPA, Fla. -- Just a few hours before Paul Ryan was to deliver his prime-time speech as the GOPvice presidential nominee, he met with fellow "cheeseheads" at a Wisconsin delegation event. "We just wanted to come by to say hi," Ryan told the audience as he took the stage with his wife, Janna. "We could smell the brats down the street. " A live polka band had been playing at the "Beer and Brats," according to the pool report, and Jimmy John's sandwiches and other foods were available at the celebration of all things Wisconsin as the delegates welcomed a favorite son. PHOTOS: Paul Ryan's past Ryan also checked out the convention hall where he would be giving his address -- and essentially introducing himself to the nation.
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August 11, 2012 | By David Lauter
WASHINGTON -- The Republican running mates, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, agree on most major issues, but present a sharp contrast in background, temperament and outlook. Romney is a businessman who defines himself as a problem solver. His experience is executive, he prides himself on being data-driven and dispassionate about making decisions. He has switched positions on several major issues when that appeared politically necessary. He spent his career outside Washington and at key points in his life - particularly his early move to set up Bain Capital -- he carefully avoided excessive risk.
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August 17, 2012 | By Alana Semuels, This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details
SPRINGFIELD, Va. - After initially denying he had requested stimulus funds, GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has acknowledged that his office had sought the money for his Wisconsin congressional district and took responsibility for it. “After having these letters called to my attention I checked into them, and they were treated as constituent service requests in the same way matters involving Social Security or Veterans Affairs are...
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September 21, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
Paul Ryan, like his much older running mate, is in fine fettle and physically capable of carrying out the duties required of the vice president of the United States, according to the attending physician of the United States Congress, who has been examining the Wisconsin congressman since he was first elected to national office at age 28. Still, the 42-year-old fitness buff, who has said his biggest vice is his two-cups-a-day coffee habit, is...
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April 17, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
GOP leaders are advancing the House Republican budget and its proposed changes to Medicare despite opposition in the Democratic-led Senate by using used a relatively obscure procedural move -- tucking it alongside an unrelated bill that would allow the importation of trophy polar bears. In considering the sportsmen's hunting legislation, the House approved a provision Tuesday that essentially “deems” the budget from Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) passed, even though the blueprint with its tax breaks and cuts to domestic programs was dead on arrival in the Senate.
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August 13, 2012 | By Morgan Little
Mitt Romney picking Paul D. Ryan as his running mate may have sparked new interest in his campaign and invigorated the Republican base, but more Americans than not have a less-than-stellar opinion of the Wisconsin congressman. A new USA Today/Gallup Poll found that 42% see Ryan as a “fair” or “poor” choice, compared with 39% who rate him as “pretty good” or “excellent.” The only vice presidential nominee who has polled worse following an introduction to the public is Dan Quayle, who in 1988 was seen as “fair” or “poor” by 52% of Americans.
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November 14, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- Republican Rep. Paul D. Ryan returned to Congress on Tuesday, his political star rising even if his political future remains uncertain. The Wisconsin congressman and GOP vice presidential nominee has dismissed talk of a 2016 presidential run, saying Americans are tired of politics, and he described the "shock" of losing on election night as a "foreign experience. " For now, he is retaking his perch on the House Budget Committee, the venue that launched him into the presidential campaign as Mitt Romney's running mate and which also produced the austerity blueprint that defines the Republican Party.
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