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1:05 AM ET, August 14, 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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Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Brutal: CNN Torches DWS on Medicare Falsehoods  —  Let me say this right up front: Congratulations to Wolf Blitzer for being a relentless, responsible journalist.  If you value the truth, this interview is a pleasure to watch.  If you have even an ounce of human compassion for the in-over-her-head target …
Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
GOP concerned Ryan could cost party House and Senate seats  —  Republicans strategists are worried that Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) addition to the presidential ticket will cost their party House and Senate seats this fall.  —  Their concern: Democrats will successfully demonize Ryan's budget plan …
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 …
Paul Krugman:
Romney/Ryan: The Real Target  —  So, let me clarify what I believe is really going on in the choice of Paul Ryan as VP nominee.  It is not about satisfying the conservative base, which was motivated anyway by Obama-hatred; it is not about refocusing on the issues, because R&R are both determined …
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 …
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.
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's constitutional amendment would bar Paul Ryan from the presidency  —  Three years ago, Mitt Romney proposed a constitutional amendment that would say “the president has to spend three years working in business before he becomes president of the United States.
Benjy Sarlin / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Paul Ryan Insider Trading Rumor Quickly Debunked  —  It had the makings of a scandal: Paul Ryan traded banking stocks during the financial crisis the same day as a meeting with top Treasury Department officials, a Virginia blog wrote Monday.  But the rumor, which spread rapidly across …
Erick Erickson / RedState:   More on the Winning Argument  —  In USA Today, Instapundit …
BuzzFeed:
Romney Won't Say Where He Disagrees With Ryan On Medicare
Discussion: his vorpal sword and ThinkProgress
Jeff Spross / ThinkProgress:
Ron Wyden Pushes Back Against Being Linked To Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan
J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong:
Reflections on Paul Ryan's Transactions in Individual Bank Stocks in 2008
Krissah Thompson / Washington Post:
Janna Ryan steps lightly into national spotlight
Discussion: The Caucus, ABCNEWS, GOP 12 and People.com
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Hecklers in Iowa disrupt Ryan's first solo campaign event
Discussion: CNN, Politico and The Other McCain
Josh Glasstetter / rightwingwatch.org:
Paul Ryan Featured Alongside ‘Former Terrorist’
Discussion: US Politics and Weasel Zippers
Candy Crowley / CNN:
CNN Poll: What's most important to voters?  —  Washington (CNN) - How important have vice-presidential picks been in past elections?  —  Fairly important, but not as crucial as the presidential debates, according to a new national poll released as the bipartisan Commission …
Discussion: Politico
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Presidential debate moderators announced
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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Martin Hesse / Spiegel Online:
Euro Crisis  —  Currency's Days Seen Numbered  —  Investors Prepare for Euro Collapse  —  Banks, companies and investors are preparing themselves for a collapse of the euro.  Cross-border bank lending is falling, asset managers are shunning Europe and money is flowing into German real estate and bonds.
Discussion: National Review
CNN:
3 killed in shootings near Texas A&M University  —  (CNN) — A Texas constable and two others were shot dead Monday in about a half an hour of gunfire near Texas A&M University, police said.  —  Scott McCollum, assistant chief with the College Station police department …
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KBTX-TV:
Suspect in Custody, Shooting Near Highland and Fidelity Streets in College Station
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
Francisco Alvarado / Riptide 2.0:
Mitt Romney is Stumping In Miami at Eatery Owned By Convicted Coke Smuggler … Today, Mitt Romney is foregoing a Miami political campaign tradition by skipping over Versailles restaurant in Little Havana.  Instead, Mittens will be hobnobbing with a convicted cocaine smuggler.
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Gave ‘Single Girl’ a Life in Full (Sex, Sex, Sex)  —  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 thoroughly enjoyed it — and who as the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine spent …
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Lisa de Moraes / Washington Post:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu protests NBC reality series ‘Stars Earn Stripes’  —  Cast of “Stars Earn Stripes” (NBC - CHRIS HASTON/NBC) Nine Nobel Peace Laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have demanded NBC scrub its new reality series “Stars Earn Stripes” because, “war isn't entertainment.”
 
 
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
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Dexter Filkins / News Desk:
Have Obama and Romney Forgotten Afghanistan?
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
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David Gregory, Do Your Freakin' Job!
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An Ideological Battle That Voters Don't Want
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One Cal State department refuses to let in out-of-staters over state residents
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David Weigel / Slate:
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