MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

How much of Obama’s $181 million September haul was illegal?

Breitbart.com’s Mike Flynn questions the legality of President Obama’s September fundraising.
 
How the Democrats won New Mexico
Slate’s David Weigel investigates how New Mexico is no longer a “swing state.”

Who will vet the storyteller-in-chief’s latest ObamaCare anecdote?
Michelle Malkin questions whether President Obama’s story from a waiter is true.
 
Mitt’s magical thinking on foreign policy

At Salon.com, Joan Walsh looks at Mitt Romney’s speech in Virginia and highlights some troubling demands.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Romney: President Obama has led from behind in the Middle East

Mitt Romney accused President Obama of a lack of leadership in a major foreign-policy address on Monday, The Hill’s Justin Sink and Julian Pecquet report.

Campaigns spar over funds for embassy security in Ryan budget

The Obama campaign is hitting Romney and Paul Ryan on their proposal to cut non-defense discretionary spending by 19 percent, alleging that this would cut embassy security, according to Pecquet.