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11:45 AM ET, August 29, 2012

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Kyle Leighton / Talking Points Memo:
RNC Attendee Allegedly Threw Nuts At Black CNN Camerawoman, Said ‘This Is How We Feed Animals’  —  An attendee at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday allegedly threw nuts at a black camerawoman working for CNN and said “This is how we feed animals” before being removed from the convention …
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CNN:
Two people removed from RNC after taunting black camera operator  —  Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Two people were removed from the Republican National Convention Tuesday after they threw nuts at an African-American CNN camera operator and said, “This is how we feed animals.”
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Two RNC attendees removed for taunting black camerawoman  —  Two attendees were removed from the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night after throwing nuts at an African-American camera operator for cable network CNN and taunting, “This is how we feed animals.”
Discussion: theGrio
First Read:
First Thoughts: Mixed messages  —  Mixed messages: Both Ann Romney and Chris Christie gave fine speeches, but they created a disjointed message... Christie raises the bar for Romney... Last night showcased the GOP's governors and its diverse candidates/officials... Isaac slams into Louisiana …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and CNN
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Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Gov. Chris Christie: Romney Will Tell Voters ‘Hard Truths’  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, famous for rarely mincing words, prescribed a dose of tough medicine tonight in his keynote speech at the Republican National Convention, telling party delegates and the nation that the solutions …
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
The TV Watch: A Revved-Up Ann Romney at Republican Convention-TV-Watch  —  She may be too good.  —  Ann Romney is so gifted at politics, she may actually make her husband look a little bad.  Their personality gap — her ease, his discomfort — has been evident in most of the many joint interviews they have given television reporters.
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
MSNBC abandons GOP convention during every speech by a minority  —  One of the left's favorite attacks on the Republican Party is that it is the party of old white people, devoid of diversity and probably racist.  —  If you were watching MSNBC's coverage of the Republican National Convention …
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Francesca Chambers / Red Alert Politics:
MSNBC cuts every speech made by a minority from RNC speech coverage  —  MSNBC wants you to think the Republican Party hates minorities.  So much so that the liberal news network cut minority speeches from it's convention coverage.  —  When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz …
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
GOP House Candidate Mia Love Impresses RNC Crowd With Fiery Speech
Marcus Baram / The Huffington Post:
‘No Easy Day,’ Bin Laden Raid Book: Osama Was Unarmed … FOLLOW:  —  Osama bin Laden, Video, Bin Laden Dead, Bin Laden Operation, Bin Laden Raid, Bin Laden Raid Book, Bin Laden Unarmed, Mark Owen, No Easy Day, World News  —  NEW YORK — The much-anticipated firsthand account …
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Associated Press:
SEAL book depicts Osama bin Laden shot on sight in hallway, contradicting original account
Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch Obtains Stack of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers
Jack Hitt / Harper's:
A Troubling Chant on the Convention Floor  —  An unscripted moment happened late this afternoon that caused the assembled mainstream media to turn away in the hope that it would disappear.  As I was standing in line for a sandwich next to an Italian and a Puerto Rican correspondent, a controversy was unfolding on the floor.
Rebekah L. Sanders / Arizona Republic:
Quayle calls Schweikert to concede in CD 6 race  —  U.S. Rep. Ben Quayle has called fellow Rep. David Schweikert to concede the Congressional District 6 race.  —  LIVE: Follow our continuing election coverage  —  LIVE: See the results as they come in  —  Images from the 2012 Arizona primary
Discussion: theGrio and The Hinterland Gazette
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Sean Sullivan / The Fix:
Schweikert defeats Quayle in Arizona
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Rep. Schweikert tops Rep. Quayle in Ariz. member matchup
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Mitt Romney the GOP placeholder  —  TAMPA, Fla. — Ask the rising stars of the GOP about their party's future and two names repeatedly come up.  —  Neither of them is Mitt Romney.  —  One of them, Ronald Reagan, was born in 1911; the other, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, in 1970.
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Meghashyam Mali / Ballot Box:
Ahead of Ryan's Tampa speech, Obama video hits VP pick as ‘out of step’
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Over Loud Boos, Romney Supporters Pass New Rules
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Republican National Convention: The one graph you need to see before watching  —  On the Republican convention stage tonight, you're going to see a really large clock.  But the clock isn't for keeping time.  The idea isn't to stop speakers from going over their allotted time, or the convention from running late.
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Dirty politics GOP style  —  This is one dirty campaign.  —  My fellow Fox political analyst Karl Rove sees the proof in the Obama campaign's claims that Mitt Romney might be a felon and an Obama super-PAC advertisement blaming Romney for shuttering a factory and leaving a dying woman without health insurance.
Rolling Stone:
Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital  —  How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs - and stuck others with the bill  —  The great criticism of Mitt Romney, from both sides of the aisle, has always been that he doesn't stand for anything.
CBS News:
Isaac pounds Gulf Coast, pushes water over levee  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  (CBS/AP) NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Isaac knocked out power, flooded Gulf-front roads and pushed water over the top of an 18-mile section of a rural Louisiana levee before dawn Wednesday as it began a slow …
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Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Exclusive: Clint Eastwood Headed to Tampa for RNC  —  A well-placed Republican source tells Townhall that Oscar-winning director and actor Clint Eastwood will travel to Tampa, Florida to attend Mitt Romney's nominating convention this week.  As the news media scrambles to identify the so-called …
Bill Keller:
Lies, Damn Lies and G.O.P. Video  —  “We did build that,” has already been established as one of the more dishonest political memes in a campaign season undisturbed by shame.  The Republicans took a clumsy phrase from an Obama speech in July, in which the president pointed …
ThinkProgress:
ThinkProgress Live Blogs The Republican National Convention  —  Welcome to ThinkProgress' primetime Tuesday coverage of the Republican National Convention.  We're here all night to fact check and debunk the claims of the GOP's brightest stars.  Here is our guide to Tuesday's speakers.
Jennifer Martinez / The Hill:
GOP platform adopts Internet freedom plank  —  Republicans vowed to fight against efforts that would give international or intergovernmental organizations more control over the Internet in their party platform, approved on Tuesday.  —  “We will resist any effort to shift control away …
Discussion: GOP.com and Hit & Run
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Aug. 28: A Moment of Polling Clarity  —  At FiveThirtyEight, we're usually consumed by how much the polls disagree with one another, and where the race stands once you filter through all that noise.  But every now and then, the pollsters make our job easy.  —  Over the past several days, there have been 15 national polls released.
 
 
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