Here’s what the Loop is reading Monday morning:
Rumble recap — Missed the Bill O’Reilly/Jon Stewart debate? Here’s a roundup of the best one-liners.
Role play — Speaking of debates, here’s how the candidates are prepping for Thursday night’s vice presidential face-off in Philadelphia. Former U.S. solicitor general Ted Olson is playing the role of Vice President Biden in Rep. Paul Ryan’s practice sessions; Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) is playing Ryan in Biden’s.
Who’s benefiting? — Are members of Congress legislating in the public interest or in their own? An analysis by a crack team at The Washington Post shows that sometimes the lines are a bit blurry.
Looking abroad — Mitt Romney gives a speech on the Middle East Monday — perhaps sensing an opportunity to look commander-in-chief-ish “with the president now potentially vulnerable on issues such as Libya and U.S.-Israeli relations.”