DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Gingrich the bellwether
The Atlantic's Elspeth Reeve says that Newt Gingrich, far better than Romney and the other GOP also-rans, reflects the mood of the conservative internet.

Romney/Ryan?
The Weekly Standard's Stephen F. Hayes and William Kristol make the case for a Romney/Ryan ticket.

"You know nothing of my work"
Salon's Alex Pareene notes the media is picking up on Romney's predilection for misrepresenting experts.

Don't give in on tax returns
National Review's Fred Thompson tells Romney to stay the course on releasing his returns.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Romney halfway to fundraising goal
The candidate is on pace to out-raise Obama's 2008 campaign, The Hill's Justin Sink reports.

Dems to pick up seats, says AFL-CIO pres.
However, Richard Trumka is unsure if they'll take the House, The Hill's Kevin Bogardus reports.