Paul Ryan http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Live Blog: Biden Vs. Ryan In The Vice Presidential Debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-blog-biden-vs-ryan-vice-presidential-debate Vice President Biden and his Republican opponent, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, had a lively debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky., this evening — one marked by Biden's aggressive challenges to many of the Republican vice presidential nominee's claims and Ryan's oft-repeated message that the Obama-Biden administration's policies aren't working.<p>The discussion was steered by ABC News' Martha Raddatz. It's the only vice presidential debate of the campaign.<p>There were disputes about the response to last month's attack on the U.S. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:46:08 +0000 Mark Memmott 5308 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Blog: Biden Vs. Ryan In The Vice Presidential Debate In Akin's wake, Ryan defends anti-abortion record http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/akins-wake-ryan-defends-anti-abortion-record Since Republican Rep. Todd Akin first <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/08/20/159348221/todd-akin-fallout-spreads-from-missouri-to-white-house-race" target="_blank">said</a> the words "legitimate rape" Sunday, just about everyone in the Republican Party has condemned those comments.<p>The Missouri Senate candidate later apologized, but his remarks continue to drive the political debate. They've also raised questions about the anti-abortion record of the Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:51:57 +0000 Kathy Lohr 4406 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Akin's wake, Ryan defends anti-abortion record Morning headlines: Thursday, August 23, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-august-23-2012 <p><strong>Akin highlights faith in push to revive campaign</strong></p><p>Republican Congressman Todd Akin is highlighting his Christian faith while asking for help in reviving his Senate campaign. A fundraising appeal sent Wednesday by Akin notes he has asked both God and voters for forgiveness for comments that women's bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancy in cases of rape.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:39:58 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4386 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, August 23, 2012 Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-22-2012 <p><strong>Akin continues to dismiss Republican pleas to withdraw from Senate race</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/48749183#48749183">In an interview on NBC’s Today show</a>, embattled Representative Todd Akin confirmed that Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan called him to personally plea that he step aside in the <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deadline-passes-akin-stays-race-us-senate">wake of the searing controversy</a> surrounding his comments about abortion. Akin says he told Ryan that he was thinking things over and wants to “do the right thing.”</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:28:07 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4377 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Romney Picks Wisconsin's Ryan To Be His Running Mate On GOP Ticket http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/romney-picks-wisconsins-ryan-be-his-running-mate-gop-ticket Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney's choice for running mate on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket.<p>The official word, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/08/10/158606908/mitt-romney-to-announce-running-mate-saturday" target="_blank">which began leaking overnight</a>, came early this morning from the Romney campaign via a smartphone app and a news release.<p>It's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/08/11/158617473/historically-cautious-romney-takes-shot-down-the-field-in-ryan">something of a surprise</a>. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 15:05:41 +0000 Mark Memmott 4303 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Romney Picks Wisconsin's Ryan To Be His Running Mate On GOP Ticket McCaskill: Ryan budget would cut veteran aid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-ryan-budget-would-cut-veteran-aid <p>Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says the budget proposal of House Republican Paul Ryan would only hurt veterans and help the wealthy.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking with veterans Sunday at Soldiers&rsquo; Memorial Military Museum downtown, McCaskill called the proposal a &ldquo;non-starter.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;The Ryan budget calls for a 33 percent cut in mandatory domestic spending,&quot; McCaskill said. &quot;Mandatory domestic spending includes veterans. Now that is the same budget that gives an additional six-figure tax cut for multi-millionaires.&quot;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 01:10:01 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3348 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill: Ryan budget would cut veteran aid