Congressmen Ami Bera, David Cicilline, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger talk problem solving.
CONVENTIONS OVER: Party rhetoric has been rampant at the conventions over the past couple weeks. Now the time has come for serious candidates to start talking solutions. One key question going into this election season is are candidates willing to reach across the aisle to solve problems: Editorial for the Los Angeles Times: What the conventions told us
CAMPAIGN MESSAGES: There are four different possible kinds of messaging during election season: positive messaging about each candidate or negative messaging about each candidate. See how each presidential campaign is messaging inside each quadrant: Drew Westen for The New York Times: The candidates' message: I might be so-so, but the other guy is terrible
THE DAILY BREAK: The NFL is back. Click here to see the top 10 trends heading into the football season.
FROM THE FIELD: Student leaders at American University and George Washington University are teaming up this semester to warn D.C. students about the effects of gridlock on their generation. Want to spread the No Labels message on your campus? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
STAT OF THE DAY: On September 30, the current farm bill expires, and without a replacement, our agricultural policy is about to go through a time warp - to the year 1949. That was the last time a farm bill was passed without an expiration date, and without a current farm bill, our agricultural policy will default back to the standards set 63 years ago... just a few years after World War II. Eric Schuck for The Oregonian: Congress needs to pass a farm bill -- or learn to farm like it's 1949