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11:05 PM ET, August 13, 2012

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Catalina Camia / USA Today:
USAT/Gallup Poll: Paul Ryan gets low marks for VP  —  Americans don't believe Mitt Romney hit a home run with his choice of Paul Ryan as a running mate, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, with more of the public giving him lower marks than high ones.  —  Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman …
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Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Paul Ryan Used His Office To Profit From the Financial Crisis  —  Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, left, wipes away tears as he and presidential candidate Mitt Romney greet supporters during a campaign event on Sunday in Waukesha, Wis.  —  Let's put this in the “the real scandal is what's legal” file:
Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
GOP concerned Ryan could cost party House and Senate seats  —  Republicans strategists are worried that Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) addition to the presidential ticket will cost their party House and Senate seats this fall.  —  Their concern: Democrats will successfully demonize Ryan's budget plan …
Discussion: Politico
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Biden Invokes Paul Ryan's Deceased Father to Question VP Candidate's Values  —  Vice President Joe Biden invoked Paul Ryan's deceased father to question the Republican vice presidential candidate's values:  —  “My dad used to have another saying, for real,” Biden said.
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's constitutional amendment would bar Paul Ryan from the presidency  —  Three years ago, Mitt Romney proposed a constitutional amendment that would say “the president has to spend three years working in business before he becomes president of the United States.
Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Brutal: CNN Torches DWS on Medicare Falsehoods  —  Let me say this right up front: Congratulations to Wolf Blitzer for being a relentless, responsible journalist.  If you value the truth, this interview is a pleasure to watch.  If you have even an ounce of human compassion for the in-over-her-head target …
Alexandra Sifferlin / CNN:
Paul Ryan's workout: Is P90X for you?
Josh Glasstetter / rightwingwatch.org:
Paul Ryan Featured Alongside ‘Former Terrorist’
Discussion: US Politics and Weasel Zippers
Jim Geraghty / National Review:   The Very Predictable Playbook Against Paul Ryan
Politico:
Paul Ryan's voting record: Big-spending conservatism  —  Paul Ryan rose to the top of the political ranks on his reputation as a conservative budget hawk.  But his voting record shows him to be far from a pure fiscal conservative.  —  Ryan voted for the $700 billion bank bailout …
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Orlando Sentinel:
Romney campaign cancels Monday visit to Orlando  —  Although Mitt Romney was supposed to visit Orlando on Monday, the campaign announced late Sunday that the presumed Republican presidential nominee was too exhausted to make the trip.  —  The news came after Romney spent what one campaign official …
BuzzFeed:
New Senior Romney Advisor Called Ryan Entitlement Reform Plans “Irresponsible...A Bad Idea”  —  In the Bush years, Ryan wanted to go bigger on Social Security privatization.  —  Peter Wehner, a former aide to President George W. Bush announced he was joining the Romney campaign …
Paul Krugman:
Romney/Ryan: The Real Target  —  So, let me clarify what I believe is really going on in the choice of Paul Ryan as VP nominee.  It is not about satisfying the conservative base, which was motivated anyway by Obama-hatred; it is not about refocusing on the issues, because R&R are both determined …
Matt Miller / Washington Post:
Understanding the Ryan plan
BuzzFeed:
Romney Won't Say Where He Disagrees With Ryan On Medicare
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Jeff Spross / ThinkProgress:
Ron Wyden Pushes Back Against Being Linked To Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan
Sandra Sobieraj Westfall / People.com:
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan - and their Wives! - Open Up to PEOPLE
Paul Krugman:
The Ryan Role  —  Mark Kleiman points us to a lamentable …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Romney's presidential pick
BuzzFeed:
Ryan Heckled At First Solo Event  —  A talk at the Iowa State Fair turns chaotic.  Protester allegedly assaults volunteer.  —  Heckler at Ryan event in Des Moines, Iowa.  —  Source: p.twimg.com  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — Paul Ryan's remarks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines today turned …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Hecklers in Iowa disrupt Ryan's first solo campaign event
Discussion: Politico and The Other McCain
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Presidential debate moderators announced  —  The Commission on Presidential Debates has decided on the moderators for this year's debates, sources confirm to POLITICO.  —  PBS's Jim Lehrer will host the first presidential debate on October 3 in Denver, Colo. CNN's Candy Crowley will host the second …
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Candy Crowley / CNN:
CNN Poll: What's most important to voters?
Discussion: Politico and Taegan Goddard's …
KBTX-TV:
Suspect in Custody, Shooting Near Highland and Fidelity Streets in College Station  —  News 3 crew on the scene has confirmed that more than one law enforcement officer has been shot in an incident near Fidelity Street in College Station.  —  A spokesperson for the College Station Police Department …
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David Shepardson / detroitnews.com:
Treasury: U.S. to lose $25 billion on auto bailout  —  Washington -The Treasury Department says in a new report the government expects to lose more than $25 billion on the $85 billion auto bailout.  That's 15 percent higher than its previous forecast.  —  In a monthly report sent to Congress on Friday …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Lisa de Moraes / Washington Post:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu protests NBC reality series ‘Stars Earn Stripes’  —  Cast of “Stars Earn Stripes” (NBC - CHRIS HASTON/NBC) Nine Nobel Peace Laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have demanded NBC scrub its new reality series “Stars Earn Stripes” because, “war isn't entertainment.”
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
David Gregory, Do Your Freakin' Job!  —  Sweet Jesus, David Gregory, you have really shown that you are the most useless tool.  —  This is your show.  You get paid enough money to be comfortably ensconced in the 1 percent.  Do you think it would be too much effort for you to get off …
David Weigel / Slate:
Paul Ryan's Ayn Rand Reader: Lesson One … - One Thing the 2012 Dream Team Has On the 1992 Dream Team - Yglesias: Is Taco Bell Trying To Turn Itself Into Chipotle?  - From Glenn Beck to Ira Glass: Great Magazine Stories About Talk Radio - You Won't Believe the Nasty Things Guys Say to Women Playing Video Games
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Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
The Long Run: Family, Faith and Politics Describe Life of Paul Ryan
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Rick Perry Breaks With The NRA, Suggests States Should Be Allowed To Ban Guns  —  In an interview concerning the tragic shooting on Texas A&M campus on Monday, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) took a surprisingly moderate position on gun regulation.  Although Perry rejected the suggestion that the shooting …
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Helen Gurley Brown |  1922 - 2012: Helen Gurley Brown, Who Gave Cosmopolitan Its Purr, Is Dead at 90  —  Helen Gurley Brown, who as the author of “Sex and the Single Girl” shocked early-1960s America with the news that unmarried women not only had sex but thoroughly enjoyed it …
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