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1:00 PM 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.
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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 …
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.
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 …
Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Obama Camp Melts Down Over Ryan's Speech  —  The Obama campaign is lashing out at Paul Ryan, claiming that his fantastic convention speech last night was packed with falsehoods and lies.  Here's their hysterical response video:  —  To the surprise of no one, the ad's “rebuttals” are misleading and wrong themselves.
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.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Fact-checking the factcheckers on Ryan's speech  —  Seems like fact checkers need to do some fact checking of their own assumptions.  Paul Ryan's speech last night included a reference to a GM plant in Janesville that closed, which Ryan used to criticize Barack Obama for failing to meet his campaign promises.
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Hit & Run and Washington Post
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 …
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.
James Downie / Washington Post:
Paul Ryan's breathtakingly dishonest speech  —  Yesterday, at an ABC News panel, Mitt Romney pollster Neil Newhouse said, “We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”  Wednesday's speech from Paul Ryan certainly took that disdain for truth to heart, as his address was filled with falsehoods from start to finish.
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 ...
Dylan Matthews / Washington Post:
The true, the false, and the misleading: grading Paul Ryan's convention speech.  —  Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan / Washington Post  —  It was Paul Ryan's big moment in Tampa tonight, and he sure didn't lack for passion.  But do the claims he made hold up?  Wonkblog went about sorting the true …
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 …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:   The Two Paul Ryans  —  To hear the conservative chatter this morning …
Glenn Kessler / Election 2012:
Ryan misleads on GM plant closing in hometown
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
The GOP is the Party of Medicare
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Paul Ryan and Condi Rice: A Tale of 2 Speeches
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Get Their Wings: Candidates To Fly On Official Campaign Planes Friday
Discussion: TheBlaze.com and GOP 12
Politico:
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.
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Fox News:
Transcript of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's speech at RNC
NBC Politics:
Video: Wednesday night's RNC speeches
Discussion: Wizbang and Jammie Wearing Fools
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.
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Rusty Weiss / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Chris Matthews and MSNBC Now Claim the Word ‘Chicago’ Is Racist
Rebel Pundit / BREITBART.COM:
IS DOJ ‘COMMUNITY ORGANIZING’ OCCUPY ACTIVISTS AT THE RNC?  —  What are uniformed field representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Relations Service (CRS) doing assisting Occupy/anarchist activists outside the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa?
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Washington Post:
RNC 2012: Condoleezza Rice delivers speech to Republican National Convention in Tampa (full text)
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Ryan, Rice wake slumbering convention
Discussion: Washington Wire
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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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
GOP Favorability Matches 2008 Pre-Convention Level
Discussion: The New Republic and Firedoglake
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
What He Knows Now: Obama on Popularity, Partisanship and Getting Things Done in Washington  —  White House correspondent Michael Scherer spoke with President Obama aboard Air Force One on Aug. 21 for the new issue of TIME, now available online to subscribers.
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and The PJ Tatler
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 …
 
 
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Kevin Robillard / Politico:
RNC 2012: Jeb Bush: I will defend George W. Bush from Obama
Gregory Martinez / Twitchy:
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CNN:
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Ronald Brownstein / NationalJournal.com:
Turning the Tables  —  Paul Ryan's forceful but prosaic …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Associated Press:
FACT CHECK: Ryan takes factual shortcuts in speech
Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
Tonight May Be More Important Than the Debates
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