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In this photo taken June 1, 2011, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens to a reporter's question outside the White House in Washington after House Republicans met with President Barack Obama to talk about the debt ceiling. Now on the campaign trail, Republican vice-presidential candidate Ryan gets glowing testimonials: "An articulate spokesperson for Gov. Romney's vision."  "A serious guy with serious ideas." These apraisals come from none other than Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, and are not your typical partisan line of criticism.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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