Paul Ryan's file:
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Republican from Wisconsin

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R.-Wis., is chairman of the House Budget Committee. He has represented southern Wisconsin in Congress since being elected in 1998. He was Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate in the 2012 presidential election.

Recent statements involving Paul Ryan

Twenty percent of single adults, ages 21 to 25 with no kids, "are not working or even in school trying to find a job."  

All 28 members of NATO have "pledged to spend at least 2 percent of their economy on defense. But only three countries do -- Britain, Greece and us."  

Medicare is "going broke. The trust fund goes bankrupt in 2026."

"Over the past three years, ‘deep poverty’ has reached its highest level on record."

Members of the military don’t "contribute toward their pension."

Recent stories featuring Paul Ryan

Our June High Five :

Two sharply different statements regarding the now-stalled investigation into whether there was illegal coordination among conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign rose to the top of our most-clicked list for June. A statement by Rep. Paul Ryan on whether or not Medicare is growing broke also received lots of attention.

Nancy Pelosi on soccer, the 'new' Bin Laden, Rush's red face: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup:

It's the all-soccer, all-the-time edition of the PolitiFact Oregon Roundup so don't even think about flopping.

Recent factchecks and articles about veterans and the military:

Over the past year, we have done a number of articles related to veterans and the military.

They include factchecks of statements made by Wisconsin congressional representatives Paul Ryan and Gwen Moore, among others.

Fact-checking the GOP:

Wisconsin’s job growth in 2013 was the best since the 1990s?

At least 70 percent of residents approve of the state’s wildly controversial collective bargaining reform law?

When Republicans ran Washington, they let the food stamp rolls skyrocket?

We revisit these and other recent claims by Wisconsin Republicans ahead of their annual state convention.

In Context: Were Paul Ryan's poverty comments a 'thinly veiled racial attack'?:

The backlash to comments U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan made about poverty and inner-city residents suggested that the former vice-presidential candidate had been bigoted.

Was what he said, as U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee called it, a "thinly veiled racial attack"?

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