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Rachel Maddow says Democrats are making margaritas to celebrate Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate.

The out MSNBC anchor said during an appearance on Meet the Press unday that she talked with a Democratic fund-raiser before the Ryan pick was announced, and "I was teasing him about how much more money the Republicans are raising this year." But the fund-raiser joked, "'Yeah, basically our plan at this point is just to pray for Mitt Romney to pick Paul Ryan, and then any money that we do have we're going to spend on a margarita machine.'"

August 13 2012 1:29 PM

Rick Santorum and Brian Brown were on hand for the announcement from Bob Vander Plaats.

August 12 2012 11:26 AM

Richard Tisei said, “I don't agree with him -- or anyone else -- on every single issue.”

August 11 2012 5:51 PM

Paul Ryan’s statement about the source of rights might surprise LGBT voters who have been following the progress of legislation and litigation.

August 11 2012 11:27 AM

While only GOProud has endorsed Romney’s presidential bid so far, Log Cabin also lauded his selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.

August 11 2012 9:25 AM

Paul Ryan has voted to ban same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, and he voted against repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military.

August 11 2012 1:56 AM Updated

Preliminary details indicate the Democratic Party plans to accentuate the stark differences between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on LGBT issues during next month’s convention.

August 10 2012 3:26 PM

No matter who Wisconsin's Republican voters pick on Tuesday to fight Rep. Tammy Baldwin for a U.S. Senate seat, polls show the race will be tight.

Baldwin, who is a lesbian and the Democrats' uncontested pick for the race, will likely face either former governor Tommy Thompson, hedge fund manager Eric Hovde, or former Congressman Mark Neumann. State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald is much further behind those three — who are virtually tied in their support, according to a survey Thursday from Public Policy Polling.

August 10 2012 2:45 PM