Politico traces the steps of Tim Geithner and the other people who have to push a bunch of numbers together before tax cuts expire at the end of 2012.
Fox News reports that a man tied to the Libya attacks was released from Gitmo... in 2007. In a parallel universe, the Romney campaign is still brow-beating Obama on that story.
The new Pew poll has Obama holding a stronger lead for re-election than Clinton or Bush. Not sure I buy it, but...
Fox News polls have Obama winning Ohio, Florida, and Virginia, and the Democrats' U.S. Senate candidates winning the states by even larger margins. In particular, Rep. Connie Mack IV -- who was supposed to be the GOP's strongest horse in Florida -- is down by 14 points.
Nate Silver gives Democrats even more damn reasons to be optimistic -- cell phone polls.
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