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7:55 PM ET, August 30, 2012

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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
The Most Dishonest Convention Speech ... Ever?  —  You're going to read and hear a lot about Paul Ryan's speech on Wednesday night.  And I imagine most of it will be about how Ryan's speech played—with the party loyalists in Tampa, with the television viewers across the country …
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Sally Kohn / Fox News:
Paul Ryan's speech in 3 words  —  Aug. 29, 2012: Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.AP  —  At least a quarter of Americans still don't know who Paul Ryan is, and only about half who know and have an opinion of him view him favorably.
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
A not-very-truthful speech in a not-very-truthful campaign  —  Honestly?  I didn't want us to write this piece.  —  The original pitch was for “the five biggest lies in Paul Ryan's speech.”  I said no. It's not that the speech didn't include some lies.  It's that I wanted us to bend …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Fact-checking the factcheckers on Ryan's speech  —  Seems like fact checkers need to do some fact checking of their own assumptions.  Paul Ryan's speech last night included a reference to a GM plant in Janesville that closed, which Ryan used to criticize Barack Obama for failing to meet his campaign promises.
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Previewing the ‘facts’ in Mitt Romney's acceptance speech
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Top 5 Fibs In Paul Ryan's Convention Speech
Joan Walsh / Salon:
Paul Ryan's brazen lies
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The Two Paul Ryans  —  To hear the conservative chatter this morning …
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Paul Ryan Is the Newest New Nixon, a Moocher Belied
Rick Hasen / Election Law Blog:
Breaking News: Federal Court Holds Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act [Now Updated with Analysis]  —  You can read the unanimous 56-page opinion by Judge Tatel at this link.  —  The court has put in a scheduling order to address at a later date whether section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional.
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Ryan J. Reilly / Talking Points Memo:
Judges Question Whether South Carolina's Voter ID Law Is Ready For Primetime
Discussion: Election Law Blog
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Citing Racial Impact
Discussion: ACS Blog and Philly.com
Washington Post:
Texas voter ID law is blocked
Discussion: Say Anything
Associated Press:   Texas Voter ID Law Is Rejected by Federal Court
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Okay, That's the Stupidest Thing I Ever Heard  —  I like Chuck Todd.  He's one of the more knowledgable and sensible people in political journalism.  But this has to rank as one of the stupidest things I've ever heard anyone say.  From this morning on Morning Joe, Todd explains that Democrats wish …
Rebecca D. Robbins / The Harvard Crimson:
Harvard Investigates “Unprecedented” Academic Dishonesty Case  —  Nearly half of more than 250 students in “Introduction to Congress” are under investigation  —  Harvard College's disciplinary board is investigating nearly half of the 279 students who enrolled in Government 1310 …
Colleen Curry / ABCNEWS:
Prominent Catholic Priest Defends Sex Abusers  —  A well-known Catholic priest who hosts a weekly religious television show said in an interview this week that child sex abusers are often seduced by teenage boys and should not go to jail on a first offense.  —  The Rev. Benedict Groeschel …
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Victoria Cavaliere / NY Daily News:
Sympathy for ‘this poor guy’ Jerry Sandusky and other pedophiles? …
Elizabeth Flock / US News:
Close Friend of Romney: Clint Eastwood Is Thursday's ‘Mystery Speaker’  —  A close friend of Mitt and Ann Romney confirmed to Whispers Wednesday night that Clint Eastwood is indeed Thursday's mystery speaker at the Republican National Convention.  —  “It's him,” said Paul Gilbert …
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Michael Scherer / Swampland:
What He Knows Now: Obama on Popularity, Partisanship and Getting Things Done in Washington  —  White House correspondent Michael Scherer spoke with President Obama aboard Air Force One on Aug. 21 for the new issue of TIME, now available online to subscribers.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Still a toss up in Missouri  —  PPP's newest poll of the Missouri Senate race finds that Todd Akin is weathering the storm and the contest remains a toss up.  Claire McCaskill leads 45-44, just a small change from our poll last week which found Akin ahead by a 44-43 margin.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Aug. 29: So Much Depends Upon Ohio
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Romney takes lead over Obama with convention “bounce”: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  (Reuters) - Mitt Romney has moved into a narrow lead over U.S. President Barack Obama in a small bounce for him from the Republican National Convention, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and Hot Air
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Exclusive: Marco Rubio's Republican Convention Address  —  Here are the remarks Marco Rubio plans to deliver this evening at the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida:  —  In 1980, I watched my first Republican Convention with my grandfather.  —  He was born to a farming family in rural Cuba.
Discussion: Hot Air
Daily Mail:
Revealed: Paul Ryan's cheerleader ‘college sweetheart’ who made him the victim of ‘racist views’ from his supposed friends  — Deneeta Pope, 40, dated Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan after they met at college  — Pope, now a Barack Obama supporter …
The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education:
CNN Camerawoman “Not Surprised” by Peanut-Throwing  —  “People Think We've Gone Further Than We Have”  —  Yahoo's D.C. Bureau Chief Fired After Romney Remark  —  Hurricane Isaac Destroys Melissa Harris-Perry Home  —  Disconnect Between GOP and Latino Journalists
Democracy Now:
Daughter of Billionaire GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Pushes Democracy Now!  Staff, Seizes Camera at RNC … When Democracy Now! senior producer Mike Burke attempted to interview billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson inside the Republican National Convention …
Discussion: Politico and The Caucus
Todd Spangler / Detroit Free Press:
Romney shown closing the gap on Obama in latest Michigan poll  —  TAMPA - A new Michigan poll shows Mitt Romney apparently closing the gap on President Barack Obama in the state.  —  Lansing-based EPIC-MRA did an automated survey of 1,200 likely voters on Tuesday and found Obama leading Romney 49%-46% …
Discussion: GOP 12
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
Condoleezza Rice Has a Lot of Nerve  —  The former secretary of state presided over a failure.  She has no business lecturing Obama on international politics.  —  To watch Condoleezza Rice, the face of George W. Bush's foreign policy, stand before a convention of cheering Republicans …
BuzzFeed:
Romney To Defend Bain Capital Record In Acceptance Speech  —  But will he use the four letter word?  Read the excerpts  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney directs a technician to adjust the teleprompter during a sound check at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida …
Discussion: Daily Kos
 
 
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Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
What would Ron Paul do?  —  The angst among Ron Paul delegates …
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Justice Department Ends Investigation Into Bush-Era Torture, With No Charges
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Juana Summers / Politico:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz disputes POLITICO e-book
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Kate Nocera / Politico:
Newt Gingrich aide joins Todd Akin campaign
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Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Colorado's Attempted Voter Purge Finds Nearly 90 Percent Of ‘Suspected Non-Citizens’ Are Actually U.S. Citizens
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Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Ryan's Convention Speech Draws Fewer Viewers Than Palin
Jon Cassidy / Human Events:
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney touts Bain record on new campaign website
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BuzzFeed:
Paul Ryan Sent Out 2008 Press Release On Decision To Close GM Plant
 

 
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