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Romney: GOP, conservatives 'have not lost our way'

Romney represents the GOP's old guard as younger Republicans such as Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are in spotlight at conservative event... The event known as CPAC often shines the spotlight on the up-and-comers of the Republican Party and is a critical proving ground for presidential hopefuls. More than a dozen potential 2016 presidential candidates — including Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, Rep. Paul Ryan and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — are all on this year's program and represent a new generation of Republican leaders.


The Caucus: Obama Invites Paul Ryan to Lunch at the White House

Barack Obama - NY Times

President Obama will have a bipartisan lunch on Thursday with Representative Paul D. Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, and the panel’s senior Democrat, Representative Chris Van Hollen.


Paul Ryan: GOP Mulling Short-Term Debt Limit Hike

Paul Ryan

As House Republicans gather at a private retreat in Williamsburg, Va., to plot a course to address the next string of fiscal deadlines facing Congress this spring, Rep. Paul Ryan, the former Republican nominee for vice president, told reporters today that conservatives could agree to a short-term increase to the debt limit.


Joe Biden Over Delivered in Debate Against Paul Ryan

Joe Biden

I had low expectations. After Barack Obama’s disappointing and deflating debate performance last week, there’s a lot of pressure for Joe Biden to deliver. That’s scary because the guy’s been known as a gaffe machine. And you never know how people perform under pressure.

At the get go, I thought Biden delivered big time. He had energy. He had fire. He took control of the debate.


Nielsen says 51.4 million watch VP debate

Paul Ryan debating Joe Biden wasn't quite the same television draw as Sarah Palin versus Biden was four years ago. An estimated 51.4 million people watched Ryan, the Republican challenger, debate Vice President Biden, a Democrat, on Thursday night, said Nielsen, the company that measures television audiences.


Biden had the edge in VP debate – Reuters/Ipsos poll

Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan

Vice President Joe Biden came out on top of Thursday night’s vice presidential debate with Republican challenger Paul Ryan, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The energetic Biden claimed a seven-point victory – 42 percent to 35 percent – among registered voters, with a similar margin among independents. Nearly a quarter of registered voters and about a third of independents were unsure who did a better job during the debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.


Vice Presidential Debate Ratings: 43 Million Viewers In Preliminary Figures

No surprise here: Joe Biden versus Paul Ryan isn't as popular as Joe Biden versus Sarah Palin. Preliminary ratings for Thursday's vice presidential debate showed that about 43 million people tuned in to watch the coverage across six networks -- ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC and CNN. (The numbers will be updated later to include viewing figures from other networks such as PBS and Fox Business Network.)


FACT CHECK: Slips on Libya, Syria, auto bailout

Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to presidential campaign politics, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan has already earned something of a reputation for taking flying leaps past reality.


Vice Presidential Debate Transcript

The complete transcript of the 2012 vice presidential debate from Danville, Ky.


Poll: Joe Biden wins vice presidential debate [video]

Fifty percent of uncommitted voters polled after watching the vice presidential debate picked Joe Biden as the winner while 31 percent thought Rep. Paul Ryan won. Anthony Mason reports.


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