FROM THE BLOGS:
Real media would take Trump challenge seriously
According to Brietbart.com’s Mike Flynn, the left-leaning media continued its sycophantic loyalty to President Obama with its disregard for Donald Trump’s challenge.
Romney-Ryan's real poverty plan
Mother Jones's Kevin Drum lays out the facts of the Republican ticket's tax plan, pointing out that, despite what they claim, the working class and poor will be hit the hardest.
‘Your First Time’: New Obama Web ad looks like it could have been transmitted from Vladimir’s campaign
The Obama campaign’s new ad mimics an ad for Russian President Vladimir Putin by drawing a comparison between voting for President Obama and losing your virginity, writes Doug Powers on Michelle Malkin's blog.
The nonsensical beauty of the fiscal cliff
The Republican claim that Democrats are ready to go off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year isn't necessarily true, according to Slate's David Weigel.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Chevron gives $2.5M to super-PAC backing House Republicans
Chevron is working to keep the House in GOP hands, donating $2.5M this week and exercising "its right to participate in the political process," reports The Hill's Ben Geman.
Staffer for ex-Rep. McCotter sentenced in signature scandal
According to The Hill’s Peter Kasperowicz, a congressional staffer was sentenced to 20 days in a work program after fraudulently stating that she collected signatures to get her boss, former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), on the 2012 ballot.