DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
 
GOP shouldn't forget about maintaining the House
Red State’s Daniel Horowitz says the presidential horse race shouldn’t overshadow the importance of maintaining a Republican majority in the House.

‘Free speech’ and the 1st amendment aren’t always the same thing
The Atlantic’s Garrett Epps contrasts the two from the standpoint of liberal values.

What ‘lost decade’?
National Review’s Scott Winship argues that the middle-class decline shouldn't be the sole gauge of these economic times.

New Romney video: In 1985, he said Bain would 'harvest' companies for profits
Mother Jones’s David Corn compares Mitt Romney the candidate to Romney from his Bain days.  


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
 
Romney hits Obama on defense cuts at Va. rally
As sequestration looms, Mitt Romney slams President Obama for potential cuts to defense spending, The Hill’s Justin Sink reports.

DeMint’s PAC to funnel $290,000 to Akin
The Senate Conservative Fund’s Missouri poll sees that 93 percent of its donors will support Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) bid to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), The Hill’s Alexander Bolton reports.