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10:40 AM ET, August 31, 2012

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Benjy Sarlin / Talking Points Memo:
Clint Eastwood Delivers Bizarre, Rambling Speech To Empty Chair  —  TAMPA, Fla. — Clint Eastwood opened up the primetime portion of the Republican convention with a rambling, mumbling and often incoherent address next to an empty chair that was meant to represent President Obama.
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Washington Post:
(APPLAUSE)  —  So — but they are there, believe me, they are there.  I just think, in fact, some of them around town, I saw Jon Voight, a lot of people around.  —  Jon's here, an academy award winner.  A terrific guy.  These people are all like-minded, like all of us.
Mj Lee / Politico:
Clint Eastwood's rambling RNC speech  —  TAMPA, Fla. — Clint Eastwood delivered a rambling performance at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night in a speech that included the Hollywood legend speaking to an empty stool and telling an imaginary President Barack Obama …
Mark Murray / First Read:
Eastwood surprises GOP convention - maybe in more ways than one  —  TAMPA, Fla. — The Romney campaign planned a surprise guest to address the Republican convention here: Hollywood actor and director Clint Eastwood.  —  But it might have been more of a surprise than they bargained for.
Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
If Clint Eastwood is Mitt Romney's Secret RNC Speaker, It'll Be No Surprise
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Romney takes lead over Obama with convention “bounce”: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  (Reuters) - Mitt Romney has moved into a narrow lead over U.S. President Barack Obama in a small bounce for him from the Republican National Convention, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday.
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Danny Shea / The Huffington Post:
Michael Moore: Mitt Romney Will Win In November (VIDEO) … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Mitt Romney, Michael Moore, Video, HuffPost Live, Josh Zepps, Shadow Conventions 2012, Money In Politics, Shadow Conventions 2012, Politics News  —  Filmmaker Michael Moore joined HuffPost Live Thursday …
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Romney Aces Convention Test  —  A few hours before Mitt Romney spoke to the Republican convention last night, his campaign did something clever.  It's normal procedure before a major speech is to release excerpts so the evening TV news shows can preview the address.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Romney Vows to Deliver Country From Economic Travails  —  TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday by making a direct appeal to Americans who were captivated by President Obama's hopeful promises of change, pledging that he could deliver …
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Ann Romney: Mitt showed the ‘deepest part of his soul’
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
No silver tongue, but Mitt Romney gets job done
CNN:
Romney accepts GOP presidential nomination
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Politico
Todd Spangler / Detroit Free Press:
Romney shown closing the gap on Obama in latest Michigan poll
Discussion: The Fix and Scared Monkeys
Gallup:
Mitt Romney Brings Strengths and Weaknesses to GOP Stage
Sheelah Kolhatkar / Business Week:
Exclusive: Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser  —  On the final morning of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove took the stage at the Tampa Club to provide an exclusive breakfast briefing to about 70 of the Republican party's highest-earning and most powerful donors.
Discussion: Politico, The Hill, GOP 12 and Mediaite
Rebecca D. Robbins / The Harvard Crimson:
Harvard Investigates “Unprecedented” Academic Dishonesty Case  —  Nearly half of more than 250 students in “Introduction to Congress” are under investigation  —  Harvard College's disciplinary board is investigating nearly half of the 279 students who enrolled in Government 1310 …
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Honey Boo Boo’ Ratings Top the Republican National Convention  —  The TLC series hits another high in its fourth episode, nearing 3 million viewers and topping cable news and broadcast network coverage of the RNC among adults 18-49.  —  Perhaps we spoke too soon.
Discussion: Addicting Info and Balloon Juice
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Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!:
Romney Campaign is First to Buy a Twitter Trending Topic  —  Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is becoming the first in history to buy a national trending topic on Twitter on Thursday, the last night of the Republican National Convention.  #RomneyRyan2012, the official hashtag of the campaign …
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Exclusive: Marco Rubio's Republican Convention Address
Discussion: Telegraph and Hot Air
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Very Quick Take  —  As we watch the Romneys and Ryans in the traditional balloon drop, a few really quick takes.  —  On balance, I thought the first half to 2/3 of the speech were really weak, disjointed, kind of rambling.  (The protest disruptions probably added to that impression.)
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
David Koch breaks from GOP on gay marriage, taxes, defense cuts  —  TAMPA, Fla. - Billionaire industrialist David Koch, who is helping steer millions of dollars to elect Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans, on Thursday told POLITICO he disagrees with the GOP's stance on gay marriage …
Eric Pfeiffer / Yahoo! News:
Reagan hologram is real, was planned for RNC debut  —  Despite some conflicting reports, Yahoo News has learned that a holographic projection of former President Ronald Reagan is in the works and was originally intended to debut outside the halls of the Republican National Convention this week.
Meredith Bennett-Smith / The Huffington Post:
Father Benedict Groeschel, American Friar, Claims Teens Seduce Priests In Some Sex Abuse Cases … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Catholic Priest Sex Abuse, Father Benedict Groescher, Friars Of Renewal, Legion Of Christ, National Catholic Register, Sex Abuse Scandal, Slideexpand, Religion News
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Colleen Curry / ABCNEWS:
Priest Defends Sex Abusers, Apologizes
The United States Department of Justice:
Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder on Closure of Investigation into the Interrogation of Certain Detainees  —  The Attorney General announced today the closure of the criminal investigations into the death of two individuals while in United States custody at overseas locations.
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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:   Justice Department ends criminal probe of detainee deaths
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Justice Department Ends Investigation Into Bush-Era Torture, With No Charges
Discussion: The Confluence
Philip Ewing / Politico:
Pentagon threatens lawsuit over Osama bin Laden book  —  The Defense Department is threatening to go after an ex-SEAL author and his publisher over a new book that challenges the administration's official account of last year's raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Sara Murray / Washington Wire:
Romney to View Hurricane Damage in Louisiana … TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney will make a trip to Louisiana Friday to survey the damage from Hurricane Isaac and meet with first responders, according to the campaign.  —  A day after accepting the Republican nomination for presidency …
Discussion: The Rightnewz
 
 
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