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9:45 AM ET, August 11, 2012

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Weekly Standard:
Romney Prepares to Pick Ryan  —  Elm Grove, Wisc.  & Washington, D.C.  —  THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that the Romney campaign has begun to prepare a vigorous effort in support of Paul Ryan if he is selected as Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick—something now likely to happen soon.
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Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Set To Pick Paul Ryan As Running Mate … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Paul Ryan, Video, Mitt Romney VP, Romney VP, Mitt Romney 2012, Mitt Romney Paul Ryan, Paul Ryan Mitt Romney, Romney Ryan, Ryan Romney, Politics News
Politico:
Mitt Romney picks Paul Ryan as running mate  —  Mitt Romney has selected House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis) as his running mate, and will unveil the ticket at an event in Norfolk, Va. Saturday morning, Republican sources confirmed to POLITICO.
Gregory J. Krieg / ABCNEWS:
The Angel and Devil in Paul Ryan  —  Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is young, politically tested, and suddenly among the frontrunners to join Mitt Romney's campaign as his vice presidential nominee.  —  Just 42 years old, he's already been elected to represent Wisconsin's 1st District seven times.
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and CNN
Robert Costa / National Review:
From Boston to Janesville  —  Take note, veep watchers: Earlier today, a charter plane took off in Boston, stopped in Chicago, then flew to the tiny airport in Janesville, Wis. Janesville, of course, is the hometown of Representative Paul Ryan, a top vice-presidential contender.
Associated Press:
ROMNEY TO ANNOUNCE RUNNING MATE SATURDAY IN VA.  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's campaign says the presumed Republican presidential nominee will announce his running mate Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va.  —  The short list - if there is one - is believed to include Ohio Rep. Rob Portman …
First Read:
NBC: 3 sources indicate Romney will pick Ryan  —  By NBC's Domenico Montanaro and Mark Murray  —  Three different sources close to the Romney campaign indicate to NBC News that Mitt Romney will announce House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate at tomorrow's campaign event in Norfolk, VA.
The Caucus:
Romney to Announce Running Mate Saturday  —  Mitt Romney is scheduled to announce his vice presidential candidate on Saturday in Norfolk, Va., ending a four-month search for a running mate on the opening day of a four-day bus tour through four critical battleground states.
Ryan Lizza / News Desk:
Looks Like Ryan: Mitt's Pick  —  If tonight's reporting is correct, and if Mitt Romney really does announce at 9 A.M. Saturday that Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is his running mate, Romney has made the most daring decision of his political career.  —  After spending weeks looking …
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Romney campaign confirms Paul Ryan as running mate  —  NORFOLK, Virginia (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, the Romney campaign confirmed on Saturday.  —  “Mitt's choice for VP is Paul Ryan.
CNN:
Romney to announce running mate Saturday morning  —  Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will announce his running mate at the beginning of a four-day, four-state bus tour in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday morning, his campaign announced in a statement late Friday night.
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
David Nather / Reuters:
VP primer: Paul Ryan's Medicare plan  —  Meet the new addition to the Republican presidential ticket: Paul Ryan's Medicare plan.  —  It's made Ryan a hero on the right and a lightning rod for criticism from the left.  And if, as expected, Mitt Romney names Ryan as his running mate Saturday morning …
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Constitution Daily
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
iPhone App: Romney Selects Paul Ryan
Discussion: Vox Popoli
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Paul Ryan: A Good Choice, but Please, Not a ‘Serious’ One
Discussion: Mother Jones
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Top Republicans Say Mitt Romney Has Picked Paul Ryan as Vice Presidential Running Mate
Discussion: Politico, Power Line and ABCNEWS
Jackie Kucinich / USA Today:
Ryan named Romney's running mate
Discussion: Wonkette and Balloon Juice
First Read:
Pawlenty: 'I'm not disappointed'
Discussion: Firedoglake and Politico
Paul Ryan / CNN:
TRENDING: Polls: Paul Who?
Discussion: Politico
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:   Romney To Unveil Vice Presidential Pick On Saturday
Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
Romney to announce running mate on Saturday morning
Discussion: CNN
CNN:   BREAKING: Romney to announce vice presidential pick Saturday
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Romney wants his taxes, business record off table  —  Mitt Romney made an unusual suggestion in his interview with Chuck Todd yesterday, which First Read previewed thusly: … Talking about candidates' personal finances is hardly novel, nor is it irrelevant — how candidates make their money …
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Jon Huntsman Sr., longtime Romney backer, calls on him to release tax returns  —  The internet is alive with speculation that the secret source Harry Reid claims to have on Mitt Romney's tax returns is Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr. He is the founder of Hunstman Corporation and the father …
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Mike Flynn / BREITBART.COM:
SOURCES: FORMER GOP CANDIDATE HUNTSMAN TO SPEAK AT DNC CONVENTION
 
 
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