FROM THE BLOGS:
What's next for labor?
Wonkbook's Ezra Klein takes a look at unions' continuing role in politics after a stinging defeat in the Wisconsin recall.
Obama's team of mascots
Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum says modern bureaucracies and a cadre of advisers makes a Linconesque Cabinet an impracticality, despite the president's suggestion he would gather a "team of rivals."
Troubling signs in the Romney transition team?
National Review's Michael Tanner says there are looming concerns for small-government conservatives in Romney's choice of advisers and staff.
Ray Bradbury, the Tea Party Icon
Slate's Jeremy Stahl finds a modern political message in the writings of the science fiction great, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 91.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Walker in line for speaking spot at the convention
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus described the Wisconsin governor, who staved off a recall Tuesday night, one of the party's "shining stars," The Hill's Josh Lederman reports.
Secret Service investigating Romney e-mail hack
The agency is looking into reports that a hacker sent Gawker information to access Romney's personal email account, The Hill's Jonathan Easley reports.