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5:00 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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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.
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:
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Paul Ryan's Iowa Speech Opens With Hecklers Getting Dragged Away And They Just Keep Coming  —  This Mediaite writer was in London for the past week (I was actually winning a bunch of medals.  Most people don't realize that “Jon Bershad” is a pen name.  I'm really an athlete.
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 …
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 …
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) " …
The Richmonder:
Paul Ryan traded on insider information to avoid 2008 crash
Discussion: Brad DeLong
Josh Glasstetter / rightwingwatch.org:
Paul Ryan Featured Alongside ‘Former Terrorist’
Discussion: US Politics and Weasel Zippers
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Hecklers in Iowa disrupt Ryan's first solo campaign event
Discussion: The Other McCain
Jim Geraghty / National Review:   The Very Predictable Playbook Against Paul Ryan
Alexandra Sifferlin / CNN:
Paul Ryan's workout: Is P90X for you?
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Wonkbook: Everything you need to know about Paul Ryan
Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
Inside the Ryan budget pushback
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Paul Ryan: The Next President of the United States?
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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.
Jim Forsyth / Reuters:   Multiple people, officers, shot near Texas A&M University
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 …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Mitt Romney cancels Florida campaign stop, citing exhaustion
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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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 …
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Helen Gurley Brown, Who Gave Cosmopolitan Its Purr, Is Dead at 90  —  4:50 p.m. |  Updated Helen Gurley Brown, the former editor of Cosmopolitan who transformed the magazine in the 1960s into a source of sexual empowerment for women, died Monday morning.  —  A spokesman for the Hearst Corporation …
Amy Walter / ABCNEWS:
An Ideological Battle That Voters Don't Want  —  In picking Rep. Paul Ryan, whose eponymous budget plan has become synonymous with political polarization, Mitt Romney assured an ideological campaign where a debate over the role of government will be front and center.
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Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION — YOU SEE IT FIRST RIGHT HERE
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.
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
 
 
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
David Gregory, Do Your Freakin' Job!
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Chicago Tribune:
Charges against Morton Grove man in connection with shooting at mosque
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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Ed Hammond / Financial Times:
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