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As Eminem once said, “You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow because opportunity knocks once in a lifetime.”

That’s how the son of Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall felt during a quick photo op at his father’s swearing in ceremony. As House Speaker Paul Ryan turned and smiled for the camera, Marshall’s son went for a quick, inconspicuous, and heroic dab.

That’s when Ryan, perhaps, smelling dissent in the air turned and shut it down, like so many public healthcare initiatives.



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Ryan asks the young man, “Are you going to sneeze?”

The boy, having just taken his only opportunity to embarrass his father, future self, and the guy who’s only dream is to have 100% privatized healthcare, put his hand down for the picture. The people, once again, have been crushed.

Aftermath:

Paul Ryan admits that he’s totally out of touch with young voters:

Rep. Marshall jails his son for something that’s clearly protected by the First Amendment:

Keep fighting.

 

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In case you missed Thursday night's VP debate, here's the best -- and sassiest -- recap.

Meanwhile, the latest GOP campaign spot sticks it to ol' Joe:

Vice President Biden is laughing... are you? At the 2012 Vice Presidential debate, Vice President Biden spent 90 minutes laughing and rolling his eyes to try and distract from his inability to defend the last four years and provide a vision for the next four.

What say you -- was the veep's laughter as inappropriate as the RNC claims?

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... Martha Raddatz.

Also, props to Salon's Benjamin Wheelock for making Paul Ryan the star of Atlas Shrugged.

Further coverage to come Friday.

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That was fast.

And so was @SmilingJoeBiden.

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Will this prove accurate? We'll see.

The debate starts now.

(Paul Ryan's sexy photoshoot pics were conveniently released today by TIME, BTW.)

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Ready your beverages -- the candidates take the stage at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST.

(Feeling particularly boozy? More advanced versions are here and here.)

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Poor timing for Paul Ryan in advance of tonight's big VP debate -- a Wisconsin state lawmaker endorsed by the GOP nominee is under fire for suggesting that "some girls rape easy":

While discussing a case in which "a 17-year-old high school senior was charged with sexual assault for having sex with an underage girl in the school's band room," State Rep. Roger Rivard (R) told the Chetek Alert newspaper in December that his father taught him that some girls will portray a sexual encounter as rape if they become pregnant.

He is now claiming that those remarks were taken out of context and has issued a statement condemning sexual violence.
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The Lorax goes all Paul Ryan in this animated short from College Humor, which should hold you over until Mittens' coronation tonight at the RNC.

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Mittens just can't catch a break -- the GOP candidate joked while campaigning in Michigan early this morning that "no one had ever asked to see my birth certificate," and the Twitterverse promptly sprang into action.

Check out the latest here.

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Paul Ryan's senior poll from a yearbook at Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin shows a brown-nosing prom king who wasn't even considered the "Ryan" with the most potential -- Most Likely To Succeed went to Adam Ryan. It's okay Paul, this guy once struck out on Most Likely To Succeed and Most Athletic. Sure, it was 8th grade, but it counts.

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Mitt Romney, fresh off his visit with spaceship farmers, took time Saturday morning to announce Paul Ryan as his running mate and potential Vice President. Ryan, the 42-year-old U.S. Rep. from Wisconsin, is the young, fresh face of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, and is the Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

Tapping Ryan as vice president is considered a risky, outside-the-box move for Romney, whose lagging campaign couldn't afford a "safe" sidekick -- although anything looks more natural than this. Rumors had recently swirled over Ohio Sen. Rob Portman or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty as likely running mates.

Ryan's introduction didn't go off without a hitch as Romney pulled a GWB, presenting the congressman as the next "President of the United States." He quickly reassured the crowd with a correction, before Ryan addressed the thousands assembled at the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia.

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