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Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray say they've reached a budget deal that will avert a government shutdown in January.
TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer why TIME released photos of Ryan working out.
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(CNN) – Paul Ryan's debate preparations have involved a core team of aides, improvised sessions on his plane, and mock debates in hotels all around the country.
But one thing Ryan did not do to prepare â€“ seek advice from the only other Republican who has faced off against Joe Biden in a vice presidential debate: Sarah Palin.
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Hilary Rosen & John Feehery discuss the upcoming vice presidential debate and recent poll numbers with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's tax forms are released. What do the numbers mean?
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(CNN) – CNN Thursday turned the important battleground state of Wisconsin from "lean Obama" to true "toss up" on its electoral map, in the wake of Mitt Romney's naming of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, a seven term congressman from the Badger state, as his running mate.
One contributing factor behind CNN's move was a new poll that matched two others from last week that indicate that the presidential contest in Wisconsin is close. While Ryan's announcement did not dramatically alter the presidential poll numbers in Wisconsin, it did change the way both campaigns viewed the state of the race in the state.
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