Obama could have a bigger lead if he convinced more people to vote. Meanwhile, a national poll is showing virtually no bump for Romney following his veep choice. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
So far the facts of the three scandals facing the Obama administration do not tie President Obama himself to the scandalous acts. Since Republicans can't yet indict President Obama, they're shifting to indicting all of liberalism.
Ryan has often said that he regretted the big spending during the Bush era. But that doesn’t belie the fact that Ryan, despite his reputation as a fiscal hawk, has voted for some pricey items over the years.
It might seem impossible now, but House Speaker John Boehner may follow in the footsteps of John McCain and George H.W. Bush, and become the Republican that liberals love after his comments to Fox News suggesting the Tea Party is made up of "knuckle draggers."
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Because Washington has no taste, "bedwetting" is a term of art in the city. When there is intra-party fretting over major decisions, campaign aides like to call that "bedwetting" to suggest the worries exist because the worriers are wimps, not because the campaign screwed up.
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jon Stewart went after media coverage of the Paul Ryan vice presidential announcement, last night on The Daily Show.
Some (like John McCain) may deny similarities between the VP picks of Paul Ryan and Sarah Palin, but the Internet feels differently. Here are a few demonstrated learnings and consistencies (and predictions of further consistencies) gleaned from online reactions thus far.
In a USA Today/Gallup poll out today Paul Ryan is considered by 42 percent of Americans only a "fair" or "poor" choice for Mitt Romney's vice president— a higher number than that of registered voters who put Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin in the same categories upon learning of their selection.
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Because Mitt Romney running mate Paul Ryan is such a budget hawk, you can expect the attacks on him and by him to be some of the wonkiest in a presidential election in recent memory, with Ryan's economic skills taking the spotlight.
In the Republican presidential nominee, Democrats have the embodiment of the rich guy who pays lower taxes than you, and in the Republican vice-presidential nominee, they have the face of the plan to let the rich guy pay even lower taxes than he is already.
Bob Schieffer and 60 Minutes scored the first tag team interview with Mitt Romney and his newly-minted VP pick, but the sports that seems mostly closely tied to the questioning was "softball."
Paul Ryan dominated the conversation on Sunday. McCain called him a 'a bold choice,' and compared him to Palin; David Axelrod called him 'bright,' but 'wrong;' and Tim Pawlenty tried to convince us he's 'not disappointed,' with getting passed over, again.
CBS announced Sunday morning that the Romney-Ryan tag team will do their first television appearance together on Sunday's episode of 60 Minutes. The interview will be hosted by recent Romney antagonist/interviewer Bob Schieffer.
Mitt Romney's Vice President choice, and the battle to break the news first, was the most anticipated political news of the summer. Reporters were able to beat Romney's app announcement, but only by a few hours. How did they keep Ryan a secret for so long? Spy tricks, that's how.
It's only been a matter of hours since the much anticipated announcement from the Romney campaign that Paul Ryan is his running mate in November, and it's already paid off in a big way. Romney press sectary Andrea Saul says they've already raised $1.2 million. Update: they've hit the $3.5 million mark.
It's no secret that Rep. Paul Ryan is the intellectual leader of the GOP's fiscal resurgence (though "intellectual" isn't the word Paul Krugman would use), but what's less known is the biographical impetus behind his youthful crusade: His family's health history.
Tradition dictates that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney will wait until the end of August, right before his party’s convention, to announce his choice of running mate. But the candidate is reportedly exploring the idea of announcing the vice presidential pick in time to boost fundraising during the August lull.
Presidential campaigns are no longer just about the "boring white guys" running for office -- they're also an American Idol-style tryout for the aspiring media stars of the candidate's families.
A Romney campaign advisor says the former Governor supports the Paul Ryan budget; Ohio Governor John Kasich is scared unemployment in his state will rise; Krugman and Will make the case for Wisconsin.
Karl Rove thinks the proposed Jeremiah Wright attack ad was a "stupid" idea on Fox News Sunday; Paul Ryan defends his budget and dodges a question over whether or not he's being considered as Mitt's running mate on Meet the Press.
Why do lefties keep accusing Rep. Paul Ryan of making Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged required reading for his staff? Maybe because he said, "It’s inspired me so much that it’s required reading in my office for all my interns and my staff," and now we can hear him say it.
Rep. Paul Ryan, looking to undercut his image as a hard-hearted Objectivist, has told the National Review of one of his favorite authors, Ayn Rand, "I reject her philosophy... It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview."
Mitt Romney's campaign has made it pretty clear he won't have a running mate like Sarah Palin, one plucked from obscurity with only a couple years in office and little experience with foreign policy. Unfortunately, that describes pretty much all their non-Palin options.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman may not want to call out David Brooks by name, but that won't stop him from tearing down his latest ideas in a thinly-veiled rebuttal.
So far, President Obama has been known to address his Republican rivals mostly by implication. Not so at Tuesday's Associated Press luncheon, where he spoke directly about Rep. Paul Ryan and his likely rival Mitt Romney.
The best outtakes from the Sunday morning political talk shows.
Rep. Paul Ryan endorsed Mitt Romney Friday, adding to the growing sense that the Republican presidential primary is no-really-completely-totally-over this time, which makes it all the more curious that some Republican all-stars haven't endorsed him.
Budget wonk and conservative dreamboat Paul Ryan endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination on Fox and Friends Friday morning, saying that Romney is the best guy for the job, and, by the way, "the more we drag it out, the harder it is to win in November."
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
The House of Representatives passed Rep. Paul Ryan's controversial budget proposal Thursday, voting along party lines (minus ten Republicans who defected), and though this thing won't see the light of day as a law, expect a lot about it in the coming months.
Every Sunday, we scour the political talk shows for the best parts so you don't have to. Today, Senior Advisor to the President David Plouffe responds to Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann is optimistic, and Paul Ryan hints at a possible vice presidential run.
Paul Ryan may be the intellectual leader of GOP fiscal conservatism but his proposals are starting to freak elected Republicans out.
Reddit users forced Paul Ryan to defend his stance on SOPA on Thursday after their users started a website campaigning against him, but once it was revealed he's never supported the bill an internal debate among the up-voting chorus has emerged over whether they chose the right target or not.
Link-sharing Website Reddit forced Congressman Paul Ryan to defend his position on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act Thursday after the Internet hive-mind pledged its support for his opponent, Democrat Rob Zerban, a harsh critic of the anti-piracy legislation.
Mitt Romney is still second in many polls, but he looks like he's pretty confident that the Republican presidential nomination is his as Republicans work to make the general election a little more easy for him.
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