President Obama eats dog meat as a boy; "#ObamaDogRecipes" lights up Twitter
An unusual dish at Obama Foodorama.

Allen West names names: Woodrow Wilson was a communist
Daily Intel's Dan Amira is "really confused" about whether Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) called former President Woodrow Wilson a communist.

Do Romney’s favorability ratings matter?
Nate Silver takes a look at the data for FiveThirtyEight.

To win burbs, Mitt may pick 'double-vanilla' veep
Michael Barone writes at the Washington Examiner that Mitt Romney might not need to "ticket-balance" with his vice presidential pick.


House GOP, thwarting Obama, clears highway bill with oil pipeline mandate
The House passed a bill on transportation funding despite a White House veto threat, Ben Geman, Russell Berman and Keith Laing report for The Hill.

Stumping in Ohio, Obama hits Romney with ‘silver spoon’
President Obama said, “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth," Amie Parnes reports for The Hill.