MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Sympathy for O'Donnell voters - Ross Douthat
The rich don't spend tax cuts - Joan McCarter, Daily Kos
O'Donnell trails Coons by 11 - Guy Benson, Townhall
An ambiguous landscape - Steve Benen, Political Animal
Local red tape and cell phones - James Gattuso, The Foundry
Obama to hire Elizabeth Warren - Chris in Paris, AMERICAblog
Only 31 House Dems support tax cut extension - Russ Vought, RedState
Biden scolds Dem voters for enthusiasm gap - Gregg Levine, firedoglake
Are we there yet? - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
Coburn claims 'transparency is the answer' - Ian M., ThinkProgress
The sore loser party - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Epic walkback - David Kurtz, TalkingPointsMemo
Is Palin gearing up? - Taegan Goddard, Political Wire
Energy prices drove up producer costs in August - D. Indiviglio, The Atlantic
Gray defeats Fenty: what does it mean for DC? - Megan McArdle

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Fears of GOP force unions to back Dems critical of health - The Hill
Senators tell Geithner that China hinders recovery - New York Times
Pope makes historic visit to England - Washington Post