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11:00 AM ET, August 30, 2012


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Joan Walsh / Salon:
Paul Ryan's brazen lies  —  His Republican National Convention speech was stunning for its dishonesty  —  Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan accepts the nomination as he addresses delegates during the third session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
The Most Dishonest Convention Speech ... Ever?  —  You're going to read and hear a lot about Paul Ryan's speech on Wednesday night.  And I imagine most of it will be about how Ryan's speech played—with the party loyalists in Tampa, with the television viewers across the country …
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Top 5 Fibs In Paul Ryan's Convention Speech  —  Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's headlining speech at the GOP convention in Tampa Wednesday night touched on many of the election's defining issues.  But it was also filled with prevarications — not just recitations of the conventions …
Sally Kohn / Fox News:
Paul Ryan's speech in 3 words  —  Aug. 29, 2012: Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.AP  —  At least a quarter of Americans still don't know who Paul Ryan is, and only about half who know and have an opinion of him view him favorably.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Paul Ryan Is the Newest New Nixon, a Moocher Belied  —  SPENCER PLATT/GETTY (RYAN, SCOTT WALKER); MARK WILSON/GETTY (PROTESTOR, RICE); WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY (TELEPROMPTER, SKYBOX)  —  Clockwise from top left: A protestor held a sheet reading VAGINA — CAN'T SAY IT, DON'T LEGISTLATE …
Washington Post:
Mr. Ryan's misleading speech  —  “YOU ARE ENTITLED to the clearest possible choice because the time for choosing is drawing near,” vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan told the Republican National Convention in Tampa in his hard-hitting acceptance speech Wednesday night.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Great Moments in CNN Euphemisms  —  Coming right off Ryan's speech Wolf Blitzer and Erin Burnett seemed unable not to mention that Ryan's speech had well ... contained a lot of pretty huge fibs.  So euphemisms to the rescue.  The transcript ...
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Get Their Wings: Candidates To Fly On Official Campaign Planes Friday  —  ABC News' Michael Falcone reports:  —  TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are getting two brand-new sets of wings on Friday.  —  The day after Romney officially accepts the presidential nomination …
Discussion: GOP 12
Paul Ryan / PolitiFact:
Did Barack Obama break a promise to keep GM plant open?  —  If the hometown of Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has had an icon during his lifetime, it was a sprawling General Motors auto assembly plant.  —  For decades, the Janesville, Wis., plant gave thousands of people a comfortable living.
Dylan Matthews / Washington Post:
The true, the false, and the misleading: grading Paul Ryan's convention speech.
Glenn Kessler / Election 2012:
Ryan misleads on GM plant closing in hometown
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Paul Ryan Address: Convention Speech Built On Demonstrably Misleading Assertions
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
The GOP is the Party of Medicare
Associated Press:   FACT CHECK: Ryan Takes Factual Shortcuts in Speech
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Everything you know about Paul Ryan's budget is (probably) wrong
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Lean Forward
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Paul Ryan Accepts Republican Vice-Presidential Nomination
John Whitesides / Reuters:
Republican convention helps Romney pull even with Obama  —  (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney pulled even with President Barack Obama in a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Wednesday, getting a boost from his party's nominating convention in Tampa this week.  —  In a four-day rolling poll …
Washington Post:
As Republican convention emphasizes diversity, racial incidents intrude  —  TAMPA — From the convention stage here, the Republican Party has tried to highlight its diversity, giving prime speaking slots to Latinos and blacks who have emphasized their party's economic appeal to all Americans.
Rusty Weiss / blogs:
Chris Matthews and MSNBC Now Claim the Word ‘Chicago’ Is Racist
Race incident sees Republican convention expulsions
Discussion: GayPatriot and The Gateway Pundit
Mitt Romney Brings Strengths and Weaknesses to GOP Stage
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and GOP 12
Associated Press:
Here are some things to watch for at the Republican National Convention Thursday:
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
RNC 2012: Condoleezza Rice delivers speech to Republican National Convention in Tampa (full text)  —  Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice 's remarks Aug. 29 at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., as prepared for delivery:  —  Good evening.  Distinguished delegates, fellow Republicans, fellow Americans.
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Paul Ryan and Condi Rice: A Tale of 2 Speeches
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
A Fantastic Night For the Cause of Freedom
Fox News:
Transcript of Condoleezza Rice speech at the RNC
TRENDING: DNC readies ‘contingency plan,’ watches weather for Obama acceptance speech  —  Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Democratic National Convention officials have been anxiously watching the weather for next week when President Obama will deliver his convention speech from an outdoor stadium in Charlotte …
Palin canceled on Fox?
Clint Eastwood To Speak At Republican Convention on Thursday: Fox News
Gregory Martinez / Twitchy:
War on Women: ‘I want to murder Ann Romney’; Left hurls misogynist hate, death threats at multiple GOP women; Updated … Meet the new tone.  It's the same as the Left's old and typically misogynist tone, only with even more vicious hate and death threats.  Multiple GOP women were on the receiving end …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Examiner
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Ann Romney, Chris Christie draw 22.3M TV viewers
Discussion: Nielsen Wire and NO QUARTER
Chris Christie's flop at the GOP convention
Susana Martinez RNC speech transcript (text, video)  —  A transcript of remarks made by Gov. Susana Martinez, as prepared for delivery.  —  “Thank you and good evening.  —  On behalf of the great state of New Mexico, let me express my gratitude for being invited to speak tonight.
Emi Kolawole / Washington Post:
President Obama's reddit AMA: Top five most awesome questions  —  This post has been updated.  —  If you haven't heard, President Obama was on reddit Wednesday doing an AMA, or “Ask Me Anything.”  He is the first sitting president to participate in the site's popular feature.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Aug. 29: So Much Depends Upon Ohio  —  Polls that are published during the party conventions can be anticlimactic, representing old news since they won't fully reflect the effects of the convention bounce.  And none of the surveys that came out on Wednesday were that newsworthy to begin with …
Charlie Cook /
Tonight May Be More Important Than the Debates  —  My biggest complaint with many younger political journalists is their lack of appreciation for scale and context.  Some seem to think that almost every event is huge and consequential, and will remain so until Election Day.
Discussion: Boston Globe
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Ryan carves up President Obama  —  TAMPA, Fla. — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday night electrified the Republican Party with a speech that combined lacerating attacks on President Obama with homespun values and a tribute to GOP candidate Mitt Romney.  —  In a 35-minute address …
Eric Zuesse / The Huffington Post:
Democratic Party Poll: Gallup Sees Rise In Unfavorable Rating … Barack Obama , George W Bush , Mitt Romney , Barack Obama , Republican Party , Off The Bus , Democratic Party , Off The Bus , Politics News  —  Today's Gallup Poll, “GOP Favorability Matches 2008 Pre-Convention Level,” …
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Turning the Tables  —  Paul Ryan's forceful but prosaic …
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