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1:35 PM ET, August 30, 2012

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Joan Walsh / Salon:
Paul Ryan's brazen lies  —  His Republican National Convention speech was stunning for its dishonesty  —  Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan accepts the nomination as he addresses delegates during the third session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 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 …
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.
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Top 5 Fibs In Paul Ryan's Convention Speech  —  Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's headlining speech at the GOP convention in Tampa Wednesday night touched on many of the election's defining issues.  But it was also filled with prevarications — not just recitations of the conventions …
Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Obama Camp Melts Down Over Ryan's Speech  —  The Obama campaign is lashing out at Paul Ryan, claiming that his fantastic convention speech last night was packed with falsehoods and lies.  Here's their hysterical response video:  —  To the surprise of no one, the ad's “rebuttals” are misleading and wrong themselves.
Washington Post:
Mr. Ryan's misleading speech  —  “YOU ARE ENTITLED to the clearest possible choice because the time for choosing is drawing near,” vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan told the Republican National Convention in Tampa in his hard-hitting acceptance speech Wednesday night.
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.
Paul Ryan / PolitiFact:
Did Barack Obama break a promise to keep GM plant open?  —  If the hometown of Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has had an icon during his lifetime, it was a sprawling General Motors auto assembly plant.  —  For decades, the Janesville, Wis., plant gave thousands of people a comfortable living.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Paul Ryan Is the Newest New Nixon, a Moocher Belied  —  SPENCER PLATT/GETTY (RYAN, SCOTT WALKER); MARK WILSON/GETTY (PROTESTOR, RICE); WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY (TELEPROMPTER, SKYBOX)  —  Clockwise from top left: A protestor held a sheet reading VAGINA — CAN'T SAY IT, DON'T LEGISTLATE …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The Two Paul Ryans  —  To hear the conservative chatter this morning, all the complaints about Paul Ryan's various lies and prevarications last night are, of course, just partisan sour grapes.  America loves the precious little bugger, we're told, and he's right to spank Obama for trying …
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Ryan carves up President Obama  —  TAMPA, Fla. — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday night electrified the Republican Party with a speech that combined lacerating attacks on President Obama with homespun values and a tribute to GOP candidate Mitt Romney.  —  In a 35-minute address …
James Downie / Washington Post:
Paul Ryan's breathtakingly dishonest speech  —  Yesterday, at an ABC News panel, Mitt Romney pollster Neil Newhouse said, “We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”  Wednesday's speech from Paul Ryan certainly took that disdain for truth to heart, as his address was filled with falsehoods from start to finish.
Glenn Kessler / Election 2012:
Ryan misleads on GM plant closing in hometown
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
The GOP is the Party of Medicare
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Paul Ryan and Condi Rice: A Tale of 2 Speeches
Manu Raju / Politico:
Marco Rubio at RNC: Big stage, tough task
Discussion: TheBlaze.com and CNN
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Paul Ryan's Large Lies and One Big Truth
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Split on Paul Ryan; One in Four Have No Opinion
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Get Their Wings: Candidates To Fly On Official Campaign Planes Friday
Discussion: TheBlaze.com and GOP 12
Associated Press:   FACT CHECK: Ryan Takes Factual Shortcuts in Speech
Washington Post:
As Republican convention emphasizes diversity, racial incidents intrude  —  TAMPA — From the convention stage here, the Republican Party has tried to highlight its diversity, giving prime speaking slots to Latinos and blacks who have emphasized their party's economic appeal to all Americans.
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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.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Christie On Defense After Convention Speech  —  He blasted media “idiots” for suggesting his late mention of Romney reflected a lack of enthusiasm.  —  Image by Mladen Antonov / Getty Images  —  Governor Chris Christie complained volubly last night about media coverage suggesting his speech …
Discussion: Naked Politics, GOP 12 and BuzzFeed
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Juan Williams / Fox News:
Ann Romney, me and her convention speech
Politico:
Susana Martinez RNC speech transcript (text, video)  —  A transcript of remarks made by Gov. Susana Martinez, as prepared for delivery.  —  “Thank you and good evening.  —  On behalf of the great state of New Mexico, let me express my gratitude for being invited to speak tonight.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Aug. 29: So Much Depends Upon Ohio  —  Polls that are published during the party conventions can be anticlimactic, representing old news since they won't fully reflect the effects of the convention bounce.  And none of the surveys that came out on Wednesday were that newsworthy to begin with …
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Previewing the ‘facts’ in Mitt Romney's acceptance speech  —  The details of Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night are not known, but he's been road-testing various claims about President Obama's record for months.
 
 
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Romney campaign defends Ryan's speech
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Turning the Tables  —  Paul Ryan's forceful but prosaic …
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