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Today's burning political question: Are the dishes being washed by Paul Ryan and his wife Janna at this Ohio soup kitchen clean or dirty?

Paul Ryan's soup kitchen snafu

Enterprising journalists across the nation scrutinize a highly publicized photo to determine if the dishes the VP nominee washed were clean or dirty

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Paul Ryan pauses while speaking at a rally at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Last year, the GOP congressman pumped some iron for a TIME photoshoot.

TIME's ridiculous, unflattering Paul Ryan workout photos

The internet seizes on images of the Republican vice presidential candidate lifting weights. But is it because they're a little too Dukakis-in-the-tank?

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Paul Ryan, a moment before he abruptly ends a TV interview with the local ABC affiliate in Flint, Mich.

Paul Ryan's local TV interview walkout

The VP candidate takes offense to a follow-up question about gun control and accuses a reporter of putting words in his mouth

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Vice President Joe Biden will face off against Rep. Paul Ryan in the vice-presidential debate on Oct. 11.

Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan: The most important VP debate ever?

Mitt Romney's big win over President Obama last week has really raised the stakes for Thursday's showdown between their running mates

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At the GOP convention, Paul Ryan chastised President Obama: "He created a bipartisan debt commission. They came back with an urgent report. He thanked them, sent them on their way, and then did exactly nothing." What Ryan failed to mention: He sat on the commission, and voted against the report.

Why Paul Ryan thought he could get away with lying: 6 theories

The VP nominee's big speech at the Republican National Convention set off alarm bells at fact-checking operations nationwide. What was he thinking?

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As fact-checkers have established, Paul Ryan's GOP convention speech was filled with lies. Or as some members of the media might have it, "disingenuous assertions."

The media coverage of Paul Ryan's speech: 15 euphemisms for 'lying'

Journalists are going to awkward lengths to avoid the L-word when reviewing Ryan's address — even though the veep candidate told several brazen whoppers

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) accepted his party's nomination for vice president on Wednesday night, electrifying the delegates and politicians in attendance, but perhaps not doing much for his potential boss.

Paul Ryan's convention speech: Did he pass his big test?

Republicans loved their VP nominee's robust defense of shrinking government; Democrats and fact-checkers are banging their heads against the wall

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Rep. Paul Ryan's convention speech on Aug. 29 may not be the Palin-esque barn-burner some are hoping for, but it's expected to humanize the brainy policy wonk.

Paul Ryan's GOP convention speech: 4 predictions

Mitt Romney's veep pick has a lot riding on his speech to the nation — but don't expect a repeat of Sarah Palin's 2008 rousingly folksy stemwinder

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) during a campaign stop in Florida: Despite his proposed Medicare overhaul and ominous pundit predictions, many seniors are embracing Ryan

Why seniors aren't scared of Paul Ryan: 4 theories

Democrats are hammering Romney's running mate on his plan to overhaul Medicare, but their "Mediscare" tactics aren't swaying seniors... to a surprising degree

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On social issues, the difference between Paul Ryan's "views and Akin's could fit on a Post-it note," says Margaret Carlson at Bloomberg.

Paul Ryan's hardline abortion views: Will they hurt Mitt Romney?

Romney's running mate has an extremely conservative record on abortion, which could make it tough for the campaign to dodge the Todd Akin backlash

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) introduces his "Path to Prosperity" on March 20: According to number-crunching critics, the Republican budget guru may not be as wonky as he appears.

Paul Ryan's budget: 4 ways it proves he's not a fiscal mastermind

Mitt Romney's running mate has a reputation as a serious policy intellectual, but critics say his budget is just fuzzy math and magical thinking

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Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis., Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, speaks during a rally on Aug. 11 in Manassas, Va. Ryan might be secretly worrying Republicans because of his unpopular budget proposals and Medicare plan.

5 reasons GOP insiders are quietly panicking over Paul Ryan

When Republican talking heads praise Mitt Romney for his "bold" VP choice, says Politico, try to read the fear between the lines

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So dedicated is Rep. Paul Ryan to his body-sculpting workout program, P90X, that he leads a daily class for about a dozen fellow Congressional staffers.

Paul Ryan's brutal workout: A guide

The ripped new GOP vice presidential candidate has curious Americans asking how he stays so fit. His secret: The P90X regimen

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The youthful vice presidential pick drove the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile in college.

6 curious facts about Paul Ryan

Many Americans recognize Mitt Romney's veep pick as the GOP's leading budget wonk, but what else do we know about this arguably non-boring white guy?

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Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison: Paul Ryan's foreign policy speeches: What they say about Mitt Romney's running mate

Foreign policy likely won't decide the election in November — unless perhaps voters learn just how aligned Ryan's world views are with those of George W. Bush

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Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, the architect of the GOP's controversial budget plan, may help Romney attract conservatives even if he scares off senior voters.

6 ways Paul Ryan changes the presidential race

The campaign just got more interesting now that Mitt Romney has named the popular yet controversial House Budget Committee chairman as his running mate

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