THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT SWING STATES? Here are five myths on swing states from Jonathan Bernstein at The Washington Post: 1) Swing-state polls are key to predicting the winner 2) A vice presidential candidate should appeal to key groups in swing states 3) Ignore the national economy and focus on swing-state economies 4) Once a swing state, always a swing state 5) Republicans can't win without Ohio. Jonathan Bernstein for The Washington Post: Five myths about swing states
STAT OF THE DAY: Next week, the House will be out of session. The Senate will be in session. Not only will this be another case of an out-of-sync Congress, but this will in fact be the ninth week-long break Congress has taken this year, with only six months elapsed. Instead how about having members spend three weeks in Washington and one week out per month? Halimah Abdullah for CNN: Could Congress go from bad to worse after election?
In today's Problem-Solver's Daily, the debt ceiling showdown in 2011 cost $1.3 billion, the gang of eight's immigration bill is close to coming to the Senate floor and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick joins the Problem Solvers.