Michigan: This poll shows that the President and Romney are very close in this state. You can call it a tie or a 2 point Obama lead or a 1.5% Obama lead.
Ohio: This AP story details the coming fight for the state of Ohio. The article is quite fair and even-handed in looking at obstacles that both parties face in this key battleground state.
Florida: The Romney campaign is ramping up efforts in Florida. This long article details the plan of attack.
Economy: This week’s weak retail sales report has prompted some economists to lower GDP estimates. The new estimates are in the 1.9 to 2% range for 2nd qtr 2012. The increase in 1st time jobless claims means the job market is weakening. This can only be considered bad news for the President.
John Edwards: Former VP nominee Edwards will not face a trial again on FEC campaign abuse charges……