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5:35 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:
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 …
The Richmonder:
Paul Ryan traded on insider information to avoid 2008 crash
Discussion: Brad DeLong
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
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
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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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.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Hecklers in Iowa disrupt Ryan's first solo campaign event
Discussion: 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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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.
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
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 …
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
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 …
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
STOCK Act passed by House by vote of 417-2  —  The House on Thursday joined the Senate in overwhelmingly approving a congressional insider-trading ban.  —  Now the question is whether the two chambers can make a deal — or whether they'll find a way to stall over details and prevent a bill from reaching President Barack Obama's desk.
 
 
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BuzzFeed:
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