DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:



Like an eagle shot from a cannon

Town Hall's John Hawkins warns about the seven deadly policies — mostly tax hikes — we can expect to see if President Obama is reelected.

Cronyism in the executive branch
The Daily Beast's Peter Schweizer says cronyism is to blame for Eric Holder's prosecution inconsistencies, and warns that his days could be numbered.

The other running mates

The New York Times's Jamie Stiehm assesses Michelle Obama and Ann Romney as potential champions of feminism.


Why so serious?
The Huffington Post's Jason Linkins breaks down how and why Paul Ryan is a "serious man."


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:



Assad's regime is collapsing

The State Department agrees with the troubled Arab country's most prominent defector that the regime is in the midst of a three-fold implosion, The Hill's Mario Trujillo reports.



Reid's blistering comments: Meh

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) name-calling hasn't fazed the new chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, The Hill's Ben Geman reports.