FROM THE BLOGS:

What's causing the shrinking labor force?
While Republicans charge American workers have just given up, Wonkblog's Ezra Klein examines the extent to which demographic changes are responsible for a contracting total labor force.

A nation of Julias
National Review's Rich Lowry argues the Obama campaign's latest website portrays an America completely dependent on government services.

Did Romney overreach on unemployment?

Talking Points Memo's Benjy Sarlin and Evan McMorris-Santoro say even conservatives think a 4 percent unemployment rate is unrealistic.

Economy hasn't soured enough to beat Obama
Daily Intel's Jonathan Chait says Romney's narrow path to the presidency will likely expand if the economy truly takes a turn for the worse.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

GOP says Obama out of excuses on Keystone delay

Congressional Republicans are looking to ratchet up election-year pressure after a permit for the controversial pipeline was refiled, The Hill's Andrew Restuccia reports.

Cantor, Hoyer strike tentative deal on Export-Import Bank
The agreement will extend the bank three years and boost its overall lending capacity to $140 billion, The Hill's Erik Wasson reports.