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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 …
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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?
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
The Two Paul Ryans  —  To hear the conservative chatter this morning …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Barack Obama Thrice Mentioned Janesville GM Plant In 2008
Discussion: protein wisdom
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Paul Ryan's Large Lies and One Big Truth
David Weigel / Slate:
Dispatches From the Republican National Convention
Paul Ryan / CNN:   Romney campaign defends Ryan's speech
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Fact checking the GOP convention's second night
Discussion: Politico, Guardian and The Daily Dish
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Federal court rejects new Texas voter photo ID law  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court on Thursday rejected a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.  —  A three-judge panel in Washington unanimously ruled …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Fox News:
Texas AG calls voter ID ruling ‘disappointing,’ vows to appeal to Supreme Court
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Rick Perry / CNN:
BREAKING: Texas voter ID law struck down
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:   Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law
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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First Read:
First Thoughts: Mitt's moment  —  Hardball host Chris Matthews gives us a preview of his special on President Barack Obama.  —  A Daily Rundown panel gives their shameless plugs. … TAMPA, Fla. — After Ann Romney's introduction on Tuesday and Paul Ryan's rousing speech last night …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Fred Kaplan / Slate:
Condoleezza Rice Has a Lot of Nerve
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Paul Ryan and Condi Rice: A Tale of 2 Speeches
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.
Elizabeth Flock / US News:
Close Friend of Romney: Clint Eastwood Is Thursday's ‘Mystery Speaker’  —  A close friend of Mitt and Ann Romney confirmed to Whispers Wednesday night that Clint Eastwood is indeed Thursday's mystery speaker at the Republican National Convention.  —  “It's him,” said Paul Gilbert …
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Mystery speaker's existence, identity still a mystery
Discussion: CNN
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Okay, That's the Stupidest Thing I Ever Heard  —  I like Chuck Todd.  He's one of the more knowledgable and sensible people in political journalism.  But this has to rank as one of the stupidest things I've ever heard anyone say.  From this morning on Morning Joe, Todd explains that Democrats wish …
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 / NationalJournal.com:
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.
Erik Ortiz / NY Daily News:
Brooklyn primary candidate in N.Y. Assembly race says ‘negrohood’ mailer was just a ‘typo’  —  Ben Akselrod calls the error on a flier sent to voters last week ‘inadvertent’  —  Ben Akselrod is hoping to unseat Democratic Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz in the Sheepshead Bay district primary race.
Fleur Delacour / Witches' Brew:
Brew Interview: CNN Camerawoman Speaks Out!  —  CNN Studio Technician Patricia Carroll was attacked and disrespected at the RNC Convention.  Most of the major media outlets did not pick up the story, but we reported it on the Brew's facebook page!  Now she's sharing her side with Witches' Brew!
 
 
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
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Still a toss up in Missouri
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
DCCC adds 4 candidates to Red to Blue list
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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Previewing the ‘facts’ in Mitt Romney's acceptance speech
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