A voting rights victory in Colorado, where Secretary of State Scott Gessler won't pursue the purge of the voter rolls after more than 480 of the 4000 registered voters he demanded proof of citizenship from provided it and 90% were verified via a federal database. Also, there is no in-person voter fraud.
Did that word-weasel Frank Luntz test the word "distraction"? That is the obvious question to ask when a word starts getting used over and over. First Nikki Haley used it to dismiss battered women and domestic violence. They were a distraction from what was important. Now a top adviser to Mitt Romney is using it to try to dismiss foreign policy concerns.
Slither back under your rock, Cheney. On Monday night, the eve of 9/11, after both presidential campaigns had agreed to a one-day cease fire, the former head of the Bush maladministration attacked President Obama in an interview with the Daily Caller, baselessly accusing him of "taking sole credit for killing Osama bin Laden."
Kiss that savings goodbye if Romney's elected. The 80/20 rule in Obamacare, the one that says insurance companies have to spend 80% of your premium delivering healthcare services or give you a refund, has already saved consumers over two billion dollars.
Blink. Boehner and the House republicans will back off the demands for spending cuts to avoid a government shut down.
Recoil magazine runs afoul of the gun nuts who buy the rag in the first place. After a weapons review of a new, compact submachine gun that is designed to penetrate body armor and can fit in a pocket, the editor wrote that it wasn't available to the public and for good reason, because it had no legitimare "sporting application." The cretins in the NRA and their loud, shrieking minority went a-po-freakin'-plectic and the magazine apologized for showing some common sense and promised it will never happen again.
...and finally, a little midnight-music. After a day when emotions can't help but be raw, one of my favorite pieces of music, ever since I was eleven and learning to play it on the piano for a recital. It was one of those pieces that practice didn't feel like practice. (Does that make any sense?)