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Top Romney adviser: He ‘would have signed’ Ryan’s budget

As Mitt Romney’s campaign was trying to distance itself from his running mate’s proposed budget on Sunday, senior adviser Ed Gillespie admitted that the candidate “would have signed” Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) controversial plan. After the Republican presidential hopeful on Saturday announced that he had selected Ryan as the vice…

Axelrod: Ryan plan is a ‘prescription for economic catastrophe’

Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod on Sunday warned that the budget plan authored by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), was a “prescription for economic catastrophe.” During an interview on NBC, host David Gregory predicted that Romney and his VP pick would claim…

Pawlenty: I gave Romney a ‘bunch’ of tax returns for VP vetting

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) says he gave Mitt Romney’s campaign a “bunch” of tax returns during the vice presidential vetting process, but claimed he didn’t remember exactly how many years were covered by the disclosure. Romney senior adviser Beth Meyers on Saturday said that potential vice presidential candidates…

Priebus: Obama has ‘blood on his hands’ for destroying Medicare

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday said that presumptive GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s plan would “preserve Medicare,” and insisted that President Barack Obama was the one with “blood on his hands” for stealing money from the program. NBC host David Gregory reminded Priebus that Ryan had…

McCain says Ryan is a ‘bold choice’ like Palin

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday compared GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for vice president to his 2008 pick of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R). During an interview on Fox News, guest host John Roberts told McCain that there is “danger that the running…

Allen West, NAACP at odds over super PAC ad

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) wanted to know “where’s the outrage” from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) after an ad was released depicting him hitting white women and black families. It turns out there isn’t any. “Where’s the outrage from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and…

Paul Ryan introduces himself to America after Romney calls him ‘the next president’

Newly minted vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced himself to Americans — most of whom Rasmussen reports have no opinion of him — in front of the USS Wisconsin, after his running mate Mitt Romney (R-MA) mistakenly introduced him as “the next president of the United States” (video…

Maddow: Republican voter suppression efforts are deadly serious

Early voting is being stabbed to death in Ohio, and Republicans are holding the knives. On Friday night’s episode of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” the MSNBC host explained that the state’s last three days of early voting, traditionally a time when churches and other urban community groups mobilize voters, have…

WATCH LIVE: Romney introduces his VP pick, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan

Former governor and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (R-MA) confirmed this morning that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan was his pick for the vice presidential nomination. Watch below as the two men make the official announcement, courtesy of MSNBC. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the…

Conservative host Ingraham: Romney brought ‘a down pillow to a gun fight’

Conservative radio talker and occasional Fox News guest host Laura Ingraham has a dour message for her fellow Republicans: “Romney is losing,” she said on her show Friday. “I might be the skunk at the picnic, but I’m going to say it and I’m going to say it clearly,” Ingraham…

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