Morning Must Reads: “Hero”

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–A security guard takes a bullet while disarming a gunman at the D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council, a conservative policy organization that advocates against gay marriage. Anonymous officials suggest the shooter, an LGBT volunteer, expressed political motives. The security guard, identified as Leo Johnson, is said to be OK.

–Could new voter-ID laws tip the presidential race?

–The challenge of managing the irrepressible Joe Biden.

Larry Sabato and Kyle Kondik ask whether Romney, in his desire to change the subject, might be “taking his eye off the ball.”

–Solyndra claims its first political victim: a Republican Congressman.

–And the New York Times Magazine goes long on Obama and poverty, through the prism of the South Side neighborhood where he spent time as a community organizer.