- U.S. poverty headed toward 50-year high.
- Americans consider Romney’s business experience an asset, not a liability, by a two-to-one margin.
- Business owner who took umbrage at Obama’s “you didn’t build that” line got $800,000 in tax-exempt revenue bonds from his state, hundreds of thousands more in federal loans and matching funds (natch).
- Obama speaks directly to swing voters, asks them to choose between him and Romney, not to vote against the status quo.
- In its own collated, footnoted way, the GAO says delaying the debt ceiling vote was really bad, to the tune of $1.3 billion in added borrowing costs.
- The Justice Department is sniffing around Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, set to go ahead before the election.
- Romney loses something in translation with Australia’s foreign minister.
- “It wasn’t fun”: how Curt Schilling’s video game cost taxpayers $75 million.
- And the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse/Co-Prophet of the End Times sings Mitt Romney a song.