DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Log Cabin Republicans defend Chick-fil-A from LGBT 'Thought Police'
Zack Ford of Think Progress reports on a group of pro-same-sex marriage Republicans defending comments by the head of the Chick-fil-A fast food chain. 

Seven arguments against Obama's auto bailouts
At the American Enterprise Institute, James Pethokoukis gives seven reasons to be against President Obama's auto bailout.

The inside story of Vogue's Assad puff piece
Amy Sullivan of The New Republic responds to a feature in Newsweek about the Vogue reporter who landed a profile with Asma al-Assad. 

"I wouldn't even be adverse to a tax increase across the board"
Mitt Romney's campaign is far from finished with the "You didn't build it" attack line, writes Dave Weigel at his blog.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Sen. McConnell gives presidential race '50-50' odds
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gives Mitt Romney a 50-50 chance of winning the presidential race, according to The Hill's Alicia M. Cohn.

Paul Ryan's influence on the GOP
The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza profiles House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his influence on the Republican Party.