DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Breach: Two blue states become competitive

Breitbart’s Mike Flynn says Obama’s reelection is in trouble, with Michigan and Pennsylvania leaning closer in Mitt Romney’s favor.

NRSC will cut off its face to spite its face on Missouri

Redstate’s Erick Erickson predicts the National Republican Senatorial Committee will cast blame on some Republicans like Missouri Rep. Todd Akin if the party fails to reclaim the Senate.

The strangest Romney endorsement since Clint Eastwood

The Atlantic's Conor Friedersdorf argues that "Friday Night Lights" writer Buzz Bissinger’s reasons for endorsing Romney are strange and illogical.

Rage or emotion
Slate’s Emily Bazelon discusses the complicated and conflicting emotions that exist surrounding the Supreme Court affirmative-action case.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Sesame Street wants Big Bird ad removed
The Sesame Workshop requests the Obama campaign team to take down the Big Bird ad attack on Mitt Romney, The Hill's Daniel Strauss reports.

Petition calls for Broun’s removal from Science panel
More than 58,000 people signed a petition demanding Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) be removed from the House Science, Space and Technology Committee after making comments that rejected the theory of evolution, The Hill's Pete Kasperowicz reports.