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Paul Ryan: It’s ‘amazing’ that Romney is tied with Obama

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Even Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan is surprised that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney is doing so well against President Barack Obama.

During an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, co-host Gretchen Carlson asked Ryan why the Republican message wasn’t “convincing half of the American public” who support Obama.

“It’s not that frustrating to me. I think that’s pretty good, because look at what we’re dealing with,” the House Budget Committee chairman replied. “We’re dealing with an extremely well-funded president who has the bully pulpit, who has the ability to command the air waves. He’s done so many more fundraisers than most of his predecessors combined. There is a bizarre statistic about how he does so much fundraising.”

“We’re running against this huge machine and Mitt Romney is still tied, I think that’s pretty amazing,” Ryan added. “Being tied at this stage, given what President Obama is doing and what Mitt Romney is up against as a challenger is pretty impressive.”

According the polling organization Gallup, Romney and Obama have been statistically tied since the beginning of April.

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Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast June 13, 2012.

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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR

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British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate

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Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.

In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.

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Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6

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President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.

Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.

Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019

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