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August 11, 2012
breakingnews:

Mitt Romney chooses Paul Ryan as running mate
Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate.Sourced reports of the news emerged late last night, and Romney’s “Mitt’s VP” mobile app confirmed the choice this morning. Romney is holding an event in Norfolk, Virginia, at 9 a.m. EDT today to make the formal announcement. More updates on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 10, 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Of course they would leapfrog the official announcement with the app. Of course.

breakingnews:

Mitt Romney chooses Paul Ryan as running mate

Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate.

Sourced reports of the news emerged late last night, and Romney’s “Mitt’s VP” mobile app confirmed the choice this morning. Romney is holding an event in Norfolk, Virginia, at 9 a.m. EDT today to make the formal announcement. More updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 10, 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Of course they would leapfrog the official announcement with the app. Of course.

7:49 // 1 year ago
August 10, 2012
23:50 // 1 year ago
10:06 // 1 year ago
Flipping ­­burgers at McDonald’s, steering the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, slinging cheap margaritas, and toning abs and pecs. That’s about the extent of Rep. Paul Ryan’s private sector experience.
Politico’s Jonathan Martin • Discussing a glaring problem were Mitt Romney to pick Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate: He has little experience in the private sector, something Romney himself is pushing very hard. Ryan’s business experience? Limited to working at his family’s construction business only a few months. On the other hand, The Wall Street Journal just gave him some serious backing, noting that Ryan’s pick would give Romney a chance to win on big issues (with Ryan’s fiscal background offering up those big issues), rather than losing on small ones.
8:33 // 1 year ago
August 3, 2012
Buzzfeed’s Veepstakes newsletter may be the first political e-mail newsletter in history to use animated GIFs. Here’s today’s edition, and here’s how to subscribe.

Buzzfeed’s Veepstakes newsletter may be the first political e-mail newsletter in history to use animated GIFs. Here’s today’s edition, and here’s how to subscribe.

7:04 // 1 year ago
August 2, 2012
18:52 // 1 year ago
July 31, 2012
It’s not that Romney struck out against a major league pitcher. I mean, here, he struck out playing t-ball. This should have been easy and it wasn’t for him apparently.
Obama campaign aide Colin Kahl • Pulling out the dagger against Mitt Romney, who spent a week overseas, stretching out his foreign policy legs in other countries. Problem — he kept making headlines for doing stupid things. First, he criticized Britain for being unable to handle the Olympics. Then he made a negative comment about Palestinian culture. Finally, he bashed Obama for scrapping a missile defense system — a criticism which the Slovakian foreign minister didn’t like. So yeah, kinda rough — though he did score points with Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, for what it’s worth.
18:35 // 1 year ago
July 30, 2012
If they’re not willing to say that — that’s their prerogative — but clearly they’re not Mitt Romney delegates.
A national Republican Party leader • Discussing an issue with Republican delegates in Massachusetts — sixteen Ron Paul backers who defeated Mitt Romney’s picks — who were disqualified after failing to file affidavits pledging their support to Romney. The delegates say the affidavits were a ploy, and they were received the forms less than a week before the set deadline. Republican leaders are reportedly concerned that the Paul-supporting delegates may cause trouble at the Tampa convention next month. Paul has officially stopped campaigning, but his supporters hope to make their presence known at the convention.
8:26 // 1 year ago
July 29, 2012
18:39 // 1 year ago
Make no mistake, the ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defenses. They want to know who will object and who will look the other way. We will not look away nor will our country ever look away from our passion and commitment to Israel.
Mitt Romney • Making a statement in Jerusalem regarding his, and the United States’, commitment to the country.  He emphasized during his speech that Jerusalem was Israel’s capital, and that ”we recognize Israel’s right to defend itself.” Romney is on a multi-stop international trip this week, having previously stopped in Britain ahead of the Olympic games. Next stop? Poland.
13:42 // 1 year ago