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Ryan steps to podium, takes aim at Obama

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Rep. Paul Ryan, joining Mitt Romney on the campaign trail for the first time as the Republican candidate’s vice presidential running mate, came out firing with a pointed critique of President Obama.

“No one disputes President Obama inherited a difficult situation. And, in his first two years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda. But that didn’t make things better,” the Wisconsin congressman said. “In fact, we find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt and despair.”

“This is the worst economic recovery in 70 years,” he said from a Norfolk, Va., podium with the U.S.S. Wisconsin in the background. “Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure.”

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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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