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Romney goes "big" in choosing Ryan as running mate
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Republican Party's presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney
on Saturday defied perception of him as a guy who plays it safe by
choosing Paul Ryan -- a young, wonky U.S. Representative from Wisconsin,
a state in the Midwest -- as his running mate.
Being the architect behind a controversial Congress budget plan that
slashes spending, cuts taxes and privatizes parts of Medicare, Ryan puts
the ideological differences between Republicans and Democrats on
government spending and ways to grow the economy squarely back to the