• Sexy Liberal John Fugelsang joins us in the New York City bureau at 9am ET / 6am PT for all three hours of Fridays With Fugelsang

• After weeks of speculation about his tax returns, Mitt Romney yesterday said he paid at least 13 percent in income taxes for each of the past 10 years. “Every year I’ve paid at least 13 percent, and if you add in addition the amount that goes to charity, why, the number gets well above 20 percent,” Romney asserted.

• Paul Ryan told a Cincinnati television station in an interview airing yesterday that he “never asked for stimulus” money made available by the Recovery Act, contradicting documents that show he had advocated for Wisconsin companies that were seeking stimulus funds.

Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s new running mate, amended two years’ worth of congressional financial disclosure reports in June to include an income-producing trust worth between $1 million and $5 million, USA Today reports.

• Legal experts say they expect a court challenge to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses and public benefits to young undocumented immigrants who qualify to stay in the U.S. under a new Obama administration program.

Two U.S. troops were killed in the western Afghan province of Farah today when an Afghan Local Police officer turned his gun on them.