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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on August 15th, 2012
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

Obama-Ryan Battle Intensifies Over Medicare Savings – The partisan brawl over the program continued on Tuesday and threatened to become the focus of the presidential race.

By ROBERT PEAR

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POLITICS

Obama Rejoins Campaign Trail in Iowa and Finds a Brand-New Rival ThereRepresentative Paul D. Ryan spoke from a political soapbox as President Obama began a three-day bus tour through a swing state.

By HELENE COOPER and TRIP GABRIEL

Ryan Has Kept Close Ties to Donors on the Right – In his running mate, Mitt Romney has found a link to major conservative and libertarian activists with deep pockets.

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Ryan Meets Casino Mogul and Major G.O.P. Donor – Representative Paul D. Ryan traveled to Las Vegas to meet with Sheldon Adelson in what Mitt Romney’s camp called a “finance event.”

By TRIP GABRIEL and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

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For Ryan and Obama, More Than the Usual Rivalry – While it is not uncommon for a presidential candidate to know his opponent’s No. 2 better, the history between President Obama and Paul Ryan sets up an especially intriguing showdown.

By JACKIE CALMES

As Ryan Looks to Focus on Economy, Spotlight Shines on His Other Views – Many Democrats assailed Representative Paul D. Ryan’s stances on issues like abortion, gun control and women’s health.

By ROBERT PEAR

Both Sides Focus on the Republican Ticket’s New FaceMitt Romney sought to capitalize on conservative enthusiasm for his vice-presidential choice without having to defend all of Representative Paul D. Ryan’s positions.

By JEFF ZELENY and MICHAEL BARBARO

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THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-EDS:
OP-ED COLUMNIST

The Bold to Mitt’s Bland – What Paul Ryan can give Mitt Romney is a tutorial in political myth-making.

By FRANK BRUNI

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OP-ED COLUMNIST

Let the Real Debate Begin – With Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket, Americans can have a much needed discussion about the size and role of the federal government.

By JOE NOCERA

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OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Paul Ryan’s Fairy-Tale Budget Plan – Paul D. Ryan’s talk of shrinking Big Government and giving tax cuts to “job creators” will do nothing to reverse the nation’s economic decline and arrest its fiscal collapse.

By DAVID A. STOCKMAN

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Paul Ryan’s budget plan is very nice to Big Oil

By Richard W. Caperton and Daniel J. Weiss

Cross-posted from Climate Progress,  ———–

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