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3:25 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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Emily Schultheis / Politico:
POLITICO-GW Battleground Poll: Tied up  —  The race for the White House remained in a dead heat just before Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate, a new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground poll finds.  —  The poll, conducted in the days leading up to the Ryan announcement …
Paul Krugman:
The Ryan Role  —  Mark Kleiman points us to a lamentable but revealing column by William Saletan, which illustrates perfectly how the essentially ludicrous Paul Ryan has gotten so far - namely, by playing to the gullibility of self-proclaimed centrists, who want to show their “balance” by finding a conservative to praise.
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) " …
Sandra Sobieraj Westfall / People.com:
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan - and their Wives!  - Open Up to PEOPLE  —  However tough and tight the race against President Obama gets this fall, Janna Ryan predicts that her husband Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney can count on one thing: fun.  —  PEOPLE was first to sit down with the freshly minted …
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:
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Mitt Romney cancels Florida campaign stop, citing exhaustion  —  Mitt Romney is cancelling a planned campaign stop Monday in Orlando after a whirlwind weekend in which the presumptive Republican nominee introduced Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate.
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Eric Platt / Business Insider:
Paul Ryan Dumped A Bunch Of Bank Stocks The Same Day As Congressional Leaders Met With Hank Paulson During The Crisis  —  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 …
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 …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION — YOU SEE IT FIRST RIGHT HERE
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Wonkbook: Everything you need to know about Paul Ryan
Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
Inside the Ryan budget pushback
Jim Geraghty / National Review:   The Very Predictable Playbook Against Paul Ryan
The Richmonder:
Paul Ryan traded on insider information to avoid 2008 crash
Discussion: Brad DeLong
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Near-Even Split on Ryan - But With Positive Movement
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Paul Ryan: The Next President of the United States?
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Jon Cohen / Washington Post:
Positive views of Ryan jump higher after pick
Amy Walter / ABCNEWS:
An Ideological Battle That Voters Don't Want
Discussion: CNN and Outside the Beltway
Sara Murray / Wall Street Journal:
Romney Takes Medicare Message to Florida
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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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Commission on Presidential Debates:
Format  —  The format for the debates, announced on July 25, 2012, will be:  —  First presidential debate  —  The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.
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 …
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama camp: 1,000 attended ‘half-full’ fundraiser  —  CHICAGO — Republicans quickly jumped on a report that President Obama's largest fundraiser here Sunday was only “half full,” but the crowd for the event was larger than the Obama campaign had initially anticipated.  —  “At Obama fundraiser in Chicago.
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Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Michelle Obama: Barack's not a ‘superhero’
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.
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
Michael Shain / New York Post:
Saving CNN  —  Suffering its worst ratings in 20 years, CNN is going Hollywood.  —  In the past few weeks, the No. 3 cable news channel has started seeking out reality-show ideas and big-name stars not afraid to talk politics.  They have even begun working on a late-night talk show, The Post has learned.
 
 
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Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
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Discussion: Clayton Cramer's Blog
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama jokes with NASA Curiosity crew: ‘Let me know right away’ if there are Martians
Discussion: Politico, CNN and The Raw Story
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Poll: GOP more engaged in 2012
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