Slowest Monday for political news in a good while, at least so far. Coupla polls, coupla dumb quotes. Some good analysis, which I’ll probably be commenting on further. Here’s what I’ve got in the way of mid-day news bites:

* Poll for Family Research Council shows Akin edging ahead of McCaskill. Caveat emptor!

* True the Vote’s “nonpartisanship” pretty threadbare, reports Abby Rapoport at TAP.

* In least surprising news of day, Koch Industries sends out letter to employees saying many of them will lose their jobs if Obama re-elected.

* RCP’s Scott Conroy discusses Romney’s problems with a town hall debate format.

* At TNR, Bill Galston says relentless focus on Wisconsin may be Romney’s best bet for win.

And in non-political news:

* Rollings Stones planning 50th anniversary tour. Lord have mercy.

Back in just a bit.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.