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@abulsme Updates from 2012-08-30 (UTC)

  • @BYUfan I think including military is fair. After all, that is a significant portion of what the Fed Government does. #
  • @BYUfan As for pre new deal, I am sure you are right, but I spent time looking for good pre-1940’s data to confirm and it is hard to find! #
  • Reading – ‘No Easy Day,’ Bin Laden Raid Book: Osama Was Unarmed (Marcus Baram) http://t.co/r842F3Kc #
  • Reading – A Moment of Polling Clarity (Nate Silver)
    http://t.co/ZOJxEDWI #
  • Reading – White Terrorist Plot to Assassinate the ‘Commander in Chief’ (Juan Cole) http://t.co/dzLQRhCo #
  • Reading – If you skip that first paragraph, Condoleezza Rice gave a great speech (Daniel W. Drezner) http://t.co/umM37xfw #
  • Reading – Poll Analysis: Even more Ryan bump (Darryl, HorsesAss) http://t.co/vtbBB5hZ #
  • Reading – Top Ten Repeated Paul Ryan Lies (Juan Cole) http://t.co/fYtPq3nK #
  • MT @ggreenwald: I loathe much of what Rice did in office but this is easily the best speech of the convention: political efficacy + delivery #
  • RT @ZekeJMiller: RT @timkmak: RT @marcambinder: Ok, HRC v. Condi in 2016 is on. #
  • RT @ZekeJMiller: Key line of that speech: “She could be President of the United States if she wanted to be.” #
  • RT @chrislhayes: Did Condi just declare she’s running for Pres? Also, this is by far the best speech given so far. #
  • RT @JeffreyGoldberg: Why exactly isn’t Condi Rice currently the Republican candidate for President? #
  • RT @electionate: RICE: that’s why I accept your nomination for the… oh wait. #
  • RT @BuzzFeedBen: Weird to say of a former Sec of State, but so far Condi’s the one being made by this convention. #
  • RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Wow, I don’t think anyone was expecting that. #
  • @DonnerKay @JeffreyGoldberg Yup. And a dozen other things. GOP needs to get over that. Maybe someday. #
  • MT @natsecHeather: not political. also not a good NSA. y’all are kidding yrselves @zerlinamaxwell RT @marcambinder Ok, HRC v. Condi in 2016 #
  • And say no. MT @TheFix: When the GOP nomination is open next Condi has ensured she is going to get asked about running relentlessly #gop2012 #
  • RT @sullydish: Condi seemed more like Christie – a moment for self-advancement, rather than ticket-promotion. http://t.co/DVGoenm7 #
  • RT @dandrezner: Wait, is Paul Ryan blasting Obama on Smpson-Bowles? Didn’t he vote against that commission? #
  • RT @chucktodd: Ryan criticizes POTUS for opposing the same Bowles-Simpson plan that Ryan opposed. #
  • On Ryan RT @HunterDK: Well, the fact-checkers all hung themselves about ten minutes ago, so I hope he doesn’t go on much longer. #
  • RT @owillis: shorter ryan: derp, derp, derp. audience: derp! derp! DERRRRP! #
  • RT @jbplainblog: THEY!!!! HE WAS ON THE FUCKING THING!!! HE VOTED AGAINST IT!!! HOW FUCKING DARE HE!!! #
  • MT @sullydish: Where I get really pissed off. He’s blaming lower national credit rating – created by Republicans, led by Ryan – on Obama. #
  • MT @NickBaumann: News thing about Ryan’s speech is huge chunks of it are not true. If that’s not your lede/hed, you’re not doing your job. #
  • RT @mckaycoppins: Paul Ryan really doing everything right with this speech. The GOP base is in mad, hot love with him. #
  • RT @owillis: paul ryan is hip and with it, he’s cited bands from 30 yrs ago as proof of this. #
  • RT @CitizenCohn: Ryan: Let’s make “the safety net safe again” By wrecking food stamps and Medicaid? Seriously, I’m speechless. #GOP2012 #
  • RT @asymmetricinfo: Chris Matthews seems surprised and angry that Paul Ryan gave a campaign speech on the podium tonight. #
  • MT @LarrySabato: Best Ryan line: College grads shouldnt have to live out their 20s in childhood bedrooms staring up at fading Obama posters. #
  • Reading – Unwelcome Houseguest Isaac Just Won’t Take A Hint (Brendan Loy) http://t.co/Xwvkm1MS #
  • Reading – The Lies And Lies And Lies Of Paul Ryan (Andrew Sullivan) http://t.co/yS1Lxnpw #
  • RT @iboudreau It’s fun watching conservatives now objecting to the concept of factual accuracy. http://t.co/83tDqYuz #
  • Reading – Two Keynotes: Why Obama Succeeded and Christie Failed (Steve Coll) http://t.co/czYBHhg4 #
  • Reading – The Face of Romney’s Foreign Policy (Ta-Nehisi Coates) http://t.co/H3vi3EXb #
  • Reading – Obama, Romney, and the Poll Mystery (Jonathan Chait) http://t.co/ctTjSHTz #
  • Reading – Reddit: another example that Obama gets it and the GOP doesn’t (Connor Livingston) http://t.co/reuxch9Z #

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