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On AirTalk today: Fact-checking Paul Ryan's speech, views from the RNC frontlines

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View from inside the Republican National Convention as VP candidate Paul Ryan delivered his speech on Aug. 29, 2012.

We’re busy prepping for this morning’s program, re-confirming and making last minute contact with guests for our first hour at 10 a.m. 

I just finished highlighting the audio clips of the Ryan and Rice speeches from last night. 

I thought both were beautifully crafted speeches and well-delivered. However, we’ll start out by looking at Ryan’s claims and checking their accuracy. We’ll also follow up on the theme of “American Exceptionalism” in Rice’s speech. It’s a huge issue for Republicans and a potential emphasis for the Presidential campaign, moving forward.

Later in the 10 a.m. hour, we’ll look at the Romney/Ryan tax plan and debate its impact on government spending and the deficit. 

I’ll also share with you the odd vibe last night in the Ybor City restaurant/nightclub district. 

Producer Lauren Osen and I had dinner at the city’s best-known restaurant, but we were shocked by what we saw as we walked the district after eating.

I’ll talk with you at ten.

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