Romney's debate performance seems to have done him some good. The latest batch of swing-state polls show him pulling even or ahead in Florida, Ohio and Virginia.
- Jack Welch, the former head of General Electric, says the Obama administration cooked the books to show a decline in the unemployment rate. While the job figures do seem convenient, Welch didn't offer evidence to back his charge.
- Gary Johnson's campaign accuses the Pennsylvania Republican party of "Watergate-style dirty tricks" to keep him off the ballot. They've asked the Philadelphia District Attorney to investigate.
- Do the police need warrants to draw our blood during DUI stops? The Supreme Court will let us know.
- Spain's economy minister denies that his country needs a bailout at all. In related news, Spain will begin using gazpacho as a medium of exchange.
- A Washington initiative to legalize marijuana won the endorsement of Michael Baumgartner, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.
- The FBI is investigating the possibility that the shooting of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona was a friendly fire incident.
- Atwater, California may join Stockton, Mammoth Lakes, and San Bernardino in declaring bankruptcy.
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