MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Next step in HCR (just maybe) - Anne Laurie, Balloon Juice
Thune: Iowa caucuses fit my style - Christian Heinze, GOP12
The disillusionment of David Axelrod - Ezra Klein
Senate Dems to donors: House is lost already - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Poor people are much poorer than you think - Matthew Yglesias
Unlike 1994, they saw this year coming - Erick Erickson, RedState
Coalition of Dems push for tax vote - Jed Lewison, Daily Kos
Former SEIU prez under investigation - Michelle Malkin
Obama's scolding Dems strategy - Big Tent Democrat, TalkLeft
Raese 48, Manchin 46 - Jillian Bandes, Townhall
Unilateral decision to end legislating in the Senate - S. Benen, Political Animal
J Street's dead end - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
Consumer confidence dives in September - Daniel Indiviglio, The Atlantic
DSCC launches ad in West Virginia - Jeremy Jacobs, Hotline OnCall
The White House, Rouse-style - Marc Ambinder, The Atlantic

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Obama admin asks for more funds for spending measure - The Hill
Medvedev fires Moscow mayor in escalating feud - New York Times
Biden warned Obama to not become 'locked in' - Washington Post