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The Times
  • Morning Jolt: Who is Congressman Paul Ryan?

  • Daily roundup of what you need to know this morning with what's in the news, gas prices and more.

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  • In the news
    Mitt Romney announced his running mate Saturday for the 2012 presidential elections: representative Paul Ryan from Wisconsin. However, a USA Today/Gallup poll finds 42 percent of Americans see Ryan as a "fair" or "poor" choice while 39 percent think he is an "excellent" or "pretty good" choice.
    Gas prices
    Today's lowest gas prices are in Arizona at $3.33 a gallon and New Mexico at $3.36 a gallon.
    Motivational quote
    “We lit the flame, and we lit up the world.” -- Sebastian Coe, head of London Organizing Committee
    Video: Who is Congressman Paul Ryan?
    Paul Ryan has represented the state of Wisconsin in the House of Representatives for 14 years. But who is the man behind the politician? Chip Reid reports from Ryan's hometown of Janesville, Wis. Scroll down to watch the video.
    -- GateHouse News Service
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