DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Does Ron Paul have a race problem?

New York magazine's Jonathan Chait argues that racist and homophobic content in the congressman's newsletters has only remained relatively hidden because of the improbability of electoral success for Paul.

The power of the magazine cover

The Fix's Aaron Blake believes that magazine covers — like National Review's takedown of Newt Gingrich this week — have the power to crystallize popular sentiment about candidates.

Is Gingrich's fortune turning?

FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver says that recent polls show a troubling trend for the former House Speaker.

Was National Review "tone deaf" in endorsing Romney?

Ben Domenech at RedState slams the magazine for a lack of humility and "sloppiness" in their takedown of Newt Gingrich.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Lawmaker spat over 'boring' tweet
A tweet from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) bemoaning Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's (D-Texas) speech on an internet piracy bill as "boring" prompted the congresswoman to demand an apology, The Hill's Brandon Sasso reports.

Dems signal clear objection to Ryan-Wyden plan

The Medicare proposal was denounced as "radical" by White House press secretary Jay Carney, The Hill's Sam Baker reports.