The Obama Rolling Stone interview
The president rips Ayn Rand and calls Mitt Romney a “bullsh***er” in an interview with Douglas Brinkley.

The Obama campaign’s aura of defeat
Ross Douthat at The New York Times says the Obama campaign is starting to feel like a loser.

Moderate Mitt is no ladies man
Katha Pollitt at The Nation warns women against falling for Romney’s centrist tack.

Mitt Romney has the momentum
Douglas Schoen and Jessica Tarlov at The Daily Beast say the race is tied but tilting toward the GOP challenger.


Texas sparks international row with election observers
Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers, prompting a furious response from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, reports The Hill’s Julian Pecquet.

Boehner pushes White House for answers on Libya
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday called for President Obama to address lingering questions regarding the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that left a U.S. ambassador dead, reports The Hill’s Julian Pecquet and Molly K. Hooper.