GOP accuses first, asks questions later
The Washington Post's Dana Milbank says Republicans are already overplaying their hand with the recent spate of administration scandals.

How the South was won
The American Prospects’ Bob Moser says Democrats may finally have enough momentum to take over the South, thanks to President Obama’s Southern focus in his 2008 campaign.

Obama, Senate Republicans, battle over judicial confirmations
Senate Republicans have crafted a bill that would eliminate President Obama's D.C. Circuit Court vacancies by moving the positions to other federal appeals courts, The Washington Times’s Dave Boyer reports. 

Gallup re-examines presidential election poll after prediction severely missed mark
The Washington Examiner’s Conn Carroll reports on Gallup’s response to its 5-point miss on the 2012 presidential election.


Oct. 16 to decide who will replace famed NJ senator
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called a special election to replace the late New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, The Hill’s Cameron Joseph reports.

Republicans want to freeze government bonuses during sequester
The Hill’s Pete Kasperowicz reports that Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) has introduced a bill that proposes banning performance bonuses to senior government officials during the sequester.