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8:25 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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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.
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.
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 …
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
Jeff Spross / ThinkProgress:
Ron Wyden Pushes Back Against Being Linked To Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan
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
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Wonkbook: Everything you need to know about Paul Ryan
Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
Inside the Ryan budget pushback
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: Politico, The Caucus, ABCNEWS 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.
Jim Forsyth / Reuters:   Multiple people, officers, shot near Texas A&M University
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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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 …
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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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
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
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
 
 
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Dexter Filkins / News Desk:
Have Obama and Romney Forgotten Afghanistan?
Discussion: The Agonist and The Daily Dish
Asjylyn Loder / Bloomberg:
America'S Energy Seen Adding 3.6 Million Jobs Along With 3% GDP
Discussion: AEIdeas
Transgenderequality / National Center …:
Trans Pilots Allowed to Fly: FAA Updates Medical Requirements
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
STOCK Act passed by House by vote of 417-2
Amy Walter / ABCNEWS:
An Ideological Battle That Voters Don't Want
 Earlier Items: 
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
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 and The Raw Story
Jessica Silver-Greenberg / DealBook:
Problems Riddle Moves to Collect Credit Card Debt