MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Who closed the American mind?
The American Conservative’s Partick Deneen takes Allan Bloom’s famous book and compares it to the possible closing of the conservative mind.

DREAM Act could add $329 billion to U.S. economy

Think Progress’s Amanda Peterson Beadle explains how the immigration legislation would boost the economy and create more jobs.

A fantasy-based case for ObamaCare
National Review’s James Capretta argues that a New York Times piece is distorted to fit the writer’s own agenda.

New questions emerge about Mitt Romney’s run-in with the law

Daily Kos’s Kaili Joy Gray questions Mitt Romney’s character due to an incident where the candidate was arrested over a motorboat license.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Poll: Race tightens; Obama ahead by three

The latest poll that shows the presidential race tightening, The Hill’s Jonathan Easley reports.

Sen. Graham: Obama move on defense layoff notices ‘patently illegal’

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) says that he will do anything he can to block the administration's reimbursement of any sequester-related severance costs, The Hill’s Jeremy Herb reports.