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2:00 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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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, all the complaints about Paul Ryan's various lies and prevarications last night are, of course, just partisan sour grapes.  America loves the precious little bugger, we're told, and he's right to spank Obama for trying …
Glenn Kessler / Election 2012:
Ryan misleads on GM plant closing in hometown
Discussion: Addicting Info and PennLive.com
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Paul Ryan's Large Lies and One Big Truth
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Paul Ryan and Condi Rice: A Tale of 2 Speeches
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
The GOP is the Party of Medicare
Manu Raju / Politico:
Marco Rubio at RNC: Big stage, tough task
Discussion: TheBlaze.com and CNN
David Weigel / Slate:
Dispatches From the Republican National Convention
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Split on Paul Ryan; One in Four Have No Opinion
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Get Their Wings: Candidates To Fly On Official Campaign Planes Friday
Discussion: TheBlaze.com and GOP 12
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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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.
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 …
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Previewing the ‘facts’ in Mitt Romney's acceptance speech  —  The details of Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night are not known, but he's been road-testing various claims about President Obama's record for months.
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.
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.
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!
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Still a toss up in Missouri  —  PPP's newest poll of the Missouri Senate race finds that Todd Akin is weathering the storm and the contest remains a toss up.  Claire McCaskill leads 45-44, just a small change from our poll last week which found Akin ahead by a 44-43 margin.
Discussion: Ballot Box
 
 
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Paul Ryan / CNN:
Romney campaign defends Ryan's speech
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
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