DAY'S END ROUND-UP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Obama’s tax hike on job creators
The Foundry’s Amy Payne argues President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on the wealthy will slow job creation and hurt Americans.

Three ways to reform labor and save our country
Economists and labor experts weigh in at Fox News about nationwide labor reform.

Money talks: Who’s fighting for campaign-finance reform?
The New Yorker’s Jill Lepore argues that while the Obama campaign is likely to be outspent this election, what’s more problematic is the president’s lack of a stance on campaign financing.  

A brief reflection on lying politicians
Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic raises the question: “Can anyone become president without lying?”


OTHER NEWS SOURCES

Senate Dems plan tax offensive
Democrats in the Senate have decided the best defense during a lousy economy is to challenge their Republican colleagues on taxes, The Hill’s Alexander Bolton reports.

Romney rips Obama's proposal on tax rates
Mitt Romney criticized the president’s efforts to repeal the Bush-era tax rates on incomes above $250,000 per year, The Hill’s Justin Sink reports.