White House national security strategy: Distract from real concerns
Brian Slattery with The Foundry writes that the Obama Administration’s silence on sequestration cuts shows that national security isn’t one of the president’s priorities.

Barack Obama, liar
When it comes to the Romney campaign’s new ad, Powerline’s John Hinderaker argues the campaign is playing to win.

Romney discrepancies over when he left Bain Capital could constitute a felony
Firedoglake’s David Dayen writes that there could be serious legal ramifications if Romney’s SEC filings contradict federal disclosure forms regarding Bain Capital.

Did Romney want to get booed?

Salon’s Alex Seitz-Wald explores the allegations that the Romney campaign may have made a calculated move to be booed by the NAACP Wednesday.


New urgency for Team Obama
Disappointing fundraising numbers paired with the shaky economy poses a threat to the president’s reelection prospects, The Hill’s Amie Parnes reports.

Speaker says no decision has been made on farm bill vote
Speaker John Boehner criticized elements of the farm bill Thursday and made no guarantees that it would reach the House floor, The Hill’s Russell Berman reports.