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Monday, August 20, 2012

First Slice 8/20/12: Mayor Kasim Reed blasts Paul Ryan

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Mayor Kasim Reed this weekend appeared on NBC's Meet the Press for the 2,387th time and unloaded on Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Mitt Romney's pick for vice president:

MR. REED: I want to push back on this notion of Paul Ryan as a serious man. He b— he voted for every budget b— busting measure under President Bush. He voted for TARP. He asked for money under the American Recovery and Investment Act. He voted for both wars. He put Medicare on a credit card, and then all of a sudden in last 24 months, he’s developing the stature as a serious guy, so I want to push back on that...
[DAVID GREGORY]: Well, so why...
MR. REED: ... and then in terms of this week— and then in terms of this week, he has underperformed Sarah Palin. He’s contributed about a one percent bump, and according to Gallup, the Republican pick for Vice President typically performs at about five points.

That's just a sampling. Here's the look on Wall Street Journal columnist and fellow panelist Peggy Noonan's face during the discussion. Here's a full transcript. And here are other videos from Reed's appearance.

Atlanta Police are searching for the suspect who killed a former Georgia State University soccer player early Sunday morning in southeast Atlanta. Police say Ayokunle Lumpkin, 23, was shot and killed after pursuing the vehicle that struck his girlfriend's car.

Brookhaven just had to go and create a new city and make life all complicated. Thanks a lot.

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