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August 13th, 2012
08:07 PM ET

The Pros and Cons of Paul Ryan: A closer look at his voting record

Is Congressman Paul Ryan he a political asset or liability? That is the question many voters are asking themselves tonight as they take a look at what the Republican Vice Presidential pick brings to the ticket.

In a new USA today poll, 39 percent of registered voters say Paul Ryan is an excellent or pretty good choice, but two-thirds say the seven-term Congressman will have no effect on whether they vote for Mitt Romney. But let's be honest, most Americans don't really know who Paul Ryan is yet.

After all, he's never even run for office beyond his district in Wisconsin. So we're taking a closer look at Ryan's voting record and laying out his positions on some of the most important issues of the day.

CNN Contributors Roland Martin and Reihan Salam are here to help us break it down.


Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
August 13th, 2012
04:36 PM ET

Romney's announces his new VP, Paul Ryan: 'A decisive shift in this presidential election,' says John Avlon

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.

In his latest column for CNN.com, John Avlon highlights how the VP pick of Paul Ryan represents a campaign shift towards specifics and a picture in to how Romney will govern.

John Avlon is also a CNN contributor and member of the OutFront political strike team.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Opinion • Political Strike Team • Politics
August 13th, 2012
04:35 PM ET

Congratulations to Team USA and everyday athletes

CNN's Erin Burnett celebrates the accomplishments of Olympic teams and everyday athletes.


Filed under: News • Olympics • The Number
August 13th, 2012
04:07 PM ET

25,000 people flee Darfur refugee camp

In Sudan, where all 25,000 people living in a refugee camp in Darfur have fled after fighting broke out between militia groups and government forces.
David Mckenzie is in Nairobi and we asked him what this means for the region. FULL POST


Filed under: International • OuterCircle
August 13th, 2012
03:23 PM ET

China's Jackie O Stands By Her Man

CNN's Erin Burnett talks about the absence of Bo Xi Lai, China's former top politician from the murder trial of his wife, Gu Kailai.


Filed under: E-Block • International • News
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