Fact checking state lawmakers
The New York Times reports on a study that found fact checking can have an influence on state legislators’ behavior.

Romney’s internals 
Though Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign expressed outward confidence, its internal polling showed a narrow chance at victory by the end, The Washington Post reports. 

De Blasio hosts AMA
Democratic candidate for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio talked pizza and his son’s afro during a Reddit Ask Me Anything chat, The Wall Street Journal reports.  

Actress once roomed with Gillibrand
"Friday Night Lights" star Connie Britton revealed Tuesday that she roomed with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) during college, according to The Huffington Post


Campaign finance back in front of SCOTUS
The Supreme Court debated a case regarding the limit one person can donate to political campaigns during an election cycle, Sam Baker of The Hill reports

Lawmakers on towel duty during shutdown
House and Senate lawmakers continue to have access to their private gyms during the shutdown but they are picking up their own towels, The Hill reports