Paul Ryan http://iowapublicradio.org en Eastern Iowans meets their neighbor, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan http://iowapublicradio.org/post/eastern-iowans-meets-their-neighbor-republican-vice-presidential-candidate-paul-ryan <p>The first presidential debate is this week,&nbsp;and&nbsp;the presidential candidates are a little busy. So are the Vice Presidential Candidates.&nbsp;Paul Ryan just&nbsp;concluded a two day tour stumping up and down the Mississippi River, talking about the economy. To find out whether his message hit home, Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks talked to voters.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:16:46 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 8857 at http://iowapublicradio.org Eastern Iowans meets their neighbor, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-13 <p>Iowa is once again at the center of the race for the White House &ndash; President Obama is on a three day bus tour of the state and newly minted Republican V-P pick Representative Paul Ryan was at the Iowa State Fair. This River to River, we&rsquo;ll talk about Mitt Romney&rsquo;s selection of Paul Ryan and what the effect might be in swing states such as Iowa. Our guests are political analysts Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University and Tim Dale of the University of Wisconsin &ndash; La Crosse.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:55:27 +0000 Ben Kieffer 6415 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day Ryan and Obama Woo Voters at State Fair http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ryan-and-obama-woo-voters-state-fair <p>The state of Iowa – and the Iowa State Fair— once again became the center of the political Universe this week.&nbsp; Two skinny politicians from bordering Midwestern states stopped by the fair to try and drum up support for their respective campaigns—and along the way they threw a few punches. In the ring for the Republicans was the newly announced pick for vice president — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Stopping by in the evening for a beer and a pork chop? President Barack Obama.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:02:17 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 6324 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ryan and Obama Woo Voters at State Fair