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The Ryan Boost: Romney and his new running mate are electric on the campaign trail, but how long can the fun last?

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Bob White, Mitt Romney's partner at Bain Capital and close campaign confidante, gave Paul Ryan the ultimate compliment. "We would have hired him at Bain," he told a campaign colleague. The buoyant 42-year-old Ryan did look a bit like the junior partner in the duo's first sit-down interview with Bob Schieffer on 60 Minutes, matching Romney with a checked shirt and blazer. As Ryan kicked off his first two days of campaigning he was crisp, effective, and eager to show that the boss' confidence was not misplaced. "We know who we are. We know what we believe.

Rejoice! It’s Ryan! Conservatives are thrilled by Romney’s VP pick. So are Democrats. One camp is very wrong.

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Mitt Romney has made his first presidential-level decision, picking Paul Ryan, the 42-year-old, seven-term Congressman from southern Wisconsin, as his running mate. The choice offers the first real hints about what kind of president Romney will be. Here's what we learned: He takes risks, he can adapt, and he's willing to campaign on a bold set of ideas rather than generalities. If you're looking for the attributes of presidential leadership, these are all strong qualities.

June 29, 2012

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How did the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s health care law come together? Plus, what effect will it have on the election? And a review of other Supreme Court rulings. Also, the House voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt of congress. Joining Gwen: Pete Williams, NBC News; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; John Dickerson, Slate and CBS News; Naftali Bendavid, the Wall Street Journal.

Where is Mitt Romney’s Faith?

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Mitt Romney is coy about his running mate. He’ll only speak about the topic in the broadest terms. His staff won’t talk about it at all. To be fair, they don’t know much about the subject. It’s something very personal to Romney. I am talking about his religion.

Dickerson on Democratic Hand-Wringing and GOP Disconnect

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CBS News political director John Dickerson talks to Charlie Rose and Erica Hill about concern among Democrats over President Obama's messaging; also, the Romney campaign's focus on Obama's "private sector" gaffe.

Not Jeb Bush’s GOP

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Jeb Bush does not want to be vice president. That’s what he says when he's asked directly, but he really proves it when he’s talking about everything else. On issues from budget policy to leadership style to immigration, Bush, one of the most popular national Republicans, is a man out of step with his party. This does not mean he likes President Obama. He wants him out of office.

June 8, 2012

Weekly Show

What do the results from the recall election in Wisconsin mean for the 2012 Presidential election? The Obama and Romney campaigns ramp up fundraising efforts. Also, a look at how Obama has accelerated drone attacks against terrorist targets and related intelligence leaks. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; David Sanger, New York Times.

 

Mitt Romney Wins the Republican Nomination!

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Yesterday Mitt Romney crossed the magic threshold of 1,144—the number of delegates he needs to win the GOP nomination. You didn't think you needed a yawn, but there … I've given you a chance to open wide. This is a news-free event—we’ve known Romney has had it locked up for weeks—but there was a time when this was not considered such an eventuality. Not long ago, who would win the Republican nomination was a hotly contested question, an object of intense speculation, theorizing, and sharp retorts. But then everything fell into place.

An Early Look at the General Election

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Exactly 270 electoral votes are needed to win the presidency. CBS News estimates Obama can count on 212 and Romney can rely on 191. CBS News political director John Dickerson reports on the battle for the 135 up for grabs.

Economy v. Favorability in Campaign 2012

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CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O'Donnell and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson on the real issues in Campaign 2012.