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Will Paul Ryan Change the Nature of the Presidential Campaign? Mitt Romney's choice of running mate has invigorated both Republicans and Democrats. Also, Egyptian President purges top military leaders and we'll take a look at the United Kingdom, after the London Olympics.

BANNER IMAGE: Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) and vice president select U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) wave to supporters during a campaign event in Waukesha, Wisconsin August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton





Producers:
Christian Bordal
Katie Cooper
Caitlin Shamberg
Anna Scott
Sonya Geis

Making News Egyptian President Purges Top Military Leaders 7 MIN, 36 SEC

Before he was sworn in, the powers of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi were severely limited by members of the armed forces who’d ruled the country until his election. Now, Morse has purged two of the top generals. 

Guests:
Ernesto Londono, Washington Post (@londonoe)

Main Topic Is Paul Ryan the Right Choice for Mitt Romney? 37 MIN, 16 SEC

Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate has invigorated both Republicans and Democrats. It brings their differences about the role of government into sharper focus—which carries risks as well as benefits for both presidential campaigns. 

Will Romney have to defend the most radical elements of Ryan’s budget?  Will Obama appear even more as if he’s defending an unsatisfactory status quo?

Last night on “60 Minutes,” Mitt Romney said his choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate was nothing sudden - but the result of a process that’s taken some time.

We’ll learn more about Paul Ryan and what he’ll bring to the campaign trail.  What’s his likely impact on close contests for the Senate and Congress?

Guests:
Jim Rutenberg, New York Times (@jimrutenberg)
Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post (@JRubinBlogger)
Ed Kilgore, Democratic Strategist (@ed_kilgore)
Wayne Slater, Dallas Morning News (@WayneSlater)
Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle (@cmarinucci)

Reporter's Notebook Olympics Whip Up British Patriotism 6 MIN, 8 SEC

During the run-up to the London Olympic Games, British irony was in full swing, complete with predictions of gridlocked traffic, frustrated spectators and lapses in security. Then something happened. It all worked out. 

Guests:
Peter Whittle, New Culture Forum

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