The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about Mitt Romney’s desperation, and about Paul Ryan’s hypocrisy

Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to co-host Right Wing World

• On the same day GOP VP hopeful Paul Ryan defended his Medicare plan in front of a crowd of senior citizens in Florida, President Obama blasted the GOP ticket for proposing to raise costs for the elderly while slashing taxes for the wealthiest Americans.

• Campaigning with his retired mother at his side, Congressman Paul Ryan made the Romney-Ryan ticket pitch for fixing Medicare Saturday morning before thousands at the world’s largest senior citizens community.

• In an interview, Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri’s Republican Senate candidate, has questioned whether women can become pregnant when they’re raped. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin said, according to The Washington Post.

Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as “Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder” and “Beverly Hills Cop II,” died Sunday after jumping from the Vincent Thomas suspension bridge in Los Angeles Harbor, authorities said. Scott was the brother of director Ridley Scott.