Morning Maddow: August 20

Updated

Where the whole “real rape can’t get you pregnant” idea comes from (including the phrase “secretes a certain secretion”).

Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney could balance the budget by 2020.

Ohio Republican doubles down on his jab at the African-American voter-turnout “machine.”

Ron Paul plans to spend big on a party at the RNC, while Newt Gingrich will lead workshops and birther Donald Trump will play a “surprise” role.

How Rep. Eric Cantor got mad at a GOP delegation to Israel after he found out about the late-night skinny dipping.

The Illinois House votes to expel a member.

Diana Nyad tries again to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.

Living life on Mars time.

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Morning Maddow: August 20

Updated