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FROM THE BLOGS:

At Republican Convention, Mike Huckabee suggests Obama is lying about his religion
In his Republican National Committee speech, Mike Huckabee suggested that President Obama is lying about his religion, according to ThinkProgress's Annie-Rose Strasser

Ron Paul delegates and friends stage convention walkout
Delegates for Ron Paul at the GOP convention staged a walkout Wednesday night, according to Dave Weigel.

The dubious record of Rob Portman, Bush's budget director
Lean Forward's Jilian Rayfield offers a quick reminder on Sen. Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) record as Office of Management and Budget director. 

Trial court judge in George Zimmerman case removed by Florida appeals court
The trial judge in George Zimmerman's case was removed by a Florida appeals court. Doug Mataconis at Outside The Beltway calls the action "extraordinary." 


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

House leadership to watch Ryan together
The Republican House leadership team watched Paul Ryan's speech together, reports The Hill's Molly K. Hooper

McCain dubs Romney as his successor while blasting Obama record
John McCain officially christened Mitt Romney his successor during his convention speech Wednesday, according to The Hill's Alexander Bolton.

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