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9:15 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:
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.
Eric Platt / Business Insider:
Paul Ryan's Bank Transactions Were Not Insider Trading  —  Republican Vice Presidential Pick Paul Ryan sold shares in a number of financial companies including Citigroup, General Electric, Wachovia, and JP Morgan Chase on the same day as then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson …
Matt Miller / Washington Post:
Understanding the Ryan plan  —  The striking thing about Paul Ryan's ascent is the gulf between his proposals and the way the media have characterized them.  Since Mitt Romney named Ryan to the ticket on Saturday, the news has been filled with talk of the “ fiscal conservative ” (NPR) " …
Paul Krugman:
The Ryan Role  —  Mark Kleiman points us to a lamentable …
Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
GOP concerned Ryan could cost party House and Senate seats
Discussion: Politico
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
BuzzFeed:
Romney Won't Say Where He Disagrees With Ryan On Medicare
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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
Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
Inside the Ryan budget pushback
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Wonkbook: Everything you need to know about Paul Ryan
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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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 …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Hecklers in Iowa disrupt Ryan's first solo campaign event
Discussion: Politico and The Other McCain
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Mitt Romney cancels Florida campaign stop, citing exhaustion
Discussion: CNN, Politico, The Caucus and ABCNEWS
Fox News:
Ryan takes on Obama in Iowa, as VP pick recharges campaign
Discussion: CNN, Riehl World View and Instapundit
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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CNN:
Multiple people shot near Texas A&M University  —  (CNN) — Police took a man into custody Monday after “multiple people” were shot near Texas A&M University, a police official said.  —  Several law enforcement officers were among the people shot, Rhonda Seaton of the College Station Police Department told CNN.
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: Taegan Goddard's … and Politico
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: TBogg
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Helen Gurley Brown, Who Gave Cosmopolitan Its Purr, Dies 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 also thoroughly enjoyed it — and who as the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine spent …
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Michael Moynihan / Foreign Policy:
Leftist Planet  —  Why do so many travel guides make excuses for dictators?  —  In 1933, as Joseph Stalin was busy purging his enemies and building a murderous cult of personality, the New York-based left-wing magazine the Nation advised readers interested in traveling to Moscow that Intourist …
Discussion: Hit & Run
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
New York Post:
Anthony Wiener and wife move into $3.3M Manhattan apt.  —  Anthony Weiner's wife not only took him back, she took him back in style — moving with the shamed pol into a luxurious, $3.3 million Manhattan pad owned by a deep-pocketed Democratic donor, The Post has learned.
 
 
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
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Dexter Filkins / News Desk:
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Amy Walter / ABCNEWS:
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BuzzFeed:
Romney's Three-Year Business Experience Requirement Would Disqualify His Own Running Mate
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Raw Story
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
One Cal State department refuses to let in out-of-staters over state residents
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David Weigel / Slate:
Paul Ryan's Ayn Rand Reader: Lesson One
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