Paul Ryan

Silence descends on Mitt Romney camp as results come in

Mitt Romney (above left) embraces running mate Paul Ryan after conceding the race. Photo: AP

The day had started optimistically, as Mitt Romney cast his ballot early, then made one last trip to scour for votes.

Thursday, 8 November, 2012, 4:15am

Hey, Paul Ryan's the guy… from everywhere

Hey, Paul Ryan's the guy… from everywhere...

He's sold hot dogs in Minnesota and spent summers in Colorado. His mother lives in Florida and Ohio looks just like his native Wisconsin.

Whatever the swing state, Paul Ryan found a way to call it home.

7 Nov 2012 - 4:10am

Who said it?

Paul Ryan

We can't keep going down this path. We can't keep accepting this is the new normal

U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, on Barack Obama's economic record


The rate, the spot rate and future rate, determined by the market supply and demand, basically are very close to the equilibrium rate

15 Oct 2012 - 1:53am

Joe Biden smirks his way through Paul Ryan's remarks

Just a few of the many smirks of Joe Biden, including the rare smirk with pointed finger. He guffawed and grinned too. Photos: AFP

He is known for his blunt opinions, but the US vice-president showed something else in his arsenal as he took on his Republican wannabe: the smirk.

Well, not just the smirk, there was also the guffaw and the exasperated grin.

13 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Honours even in Joe Biden and Paul Ryan vice-presidential debate

Vice-President Joe Biden raises his arms and looks to the heavens as he hammers home a point of view in the debate with Mitt Romney's nominee Paul Ryan. Photo: Reuters

The full-throated debate between Vice-President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan might not change the minds of many voters.

In fact, it could make them less likely to change.

Democrats and Republicans alike found plenty to cheer about on Thursday night, and plenty of reasons to believe that the other side is more misguided than ever.

13 Oct 2012 - 8:46am

Biden, Ryan clash on Libya, Iran in debate

US Vice-President Joe Biden (left) and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan (right) participate in the vice-presidential debate at the Norton Center at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Photo: AFP

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan clashed over Iran and the death of the US ambassador to Libya on Thursday, as a heated row over foreign affairs consumed early stages of their vice presidential debate.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:20pm

Campaign against illegal parking is anything but fine

Paul Ryan runs into trouble

We have been flagging in our campaign against illegal car parking. The police may say the number of tickets they have issued for illegal parking have increased, but the overwhelming anecdotal evidence is that there is very little prospect of getting fined.

6 Sep 2012 - 7:13am 4 comments

Who said it?

Republican vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan

That was Goebbels, the big lie

California Democrats chairman John Burton sparks outrage by comparing a speech by Republican vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan to the work of the Nazi propaganda chief


He doesn't speak English, but he's very easy for me to communicate with

5 Sep 2012 - 2:22am

Republican convention speakers assail Obama with half-truths and lies

Beyond the hoopla, politics and glitz, the Republican National Convention has been marked by speeches filled with half-truths, misleading statements, obfuscations and downright falsehoods.

From economic issues to welfare to Medicare to President Barack Obama's work history, the convention's headlining speakers often stretched the truth - to the point of breaking, in some cases.

1 Sep 2012 - 4:42am

If Mitt Romney is worrying, Paul Ryan is literally scary

If Mitt Romney is worrying, Paul Ryan is literally scary

Even with a hurricane blowing in from the Gulf of Mexico, the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida looks a lot more fun than any party congress the Chinese communists are ever likely to hold.

Some of the political ideas being expounded from the stage, however, are just as wrong-headed.

30 Aug 2012 - 8:24pm