Roundup: If In Fact, You Do Make Contact With Martians Please Let Me Know Right Away

Jonathan Bing is becoming a lobbyist.

New York’s young Democrats are pleased with a recent DNC banking decision.

Joe Carvin launched his first media spot, a radio ad criticizing Nita Lowey on the economy.

Democrats are far from done talking about Paul Ryan.

Chris Collins isn’t the only GOP candidate to distance himself from Ryan.

Nan Hayworth, however, described Ryan as a mentor.

Michael Grimm and Peter King are similarly enthused.

Andrew Gournades hit Marty Golden over micro-stamping.

Florida newspapers do not seem thrilled with the Paul Ryan pick.

Mitt Romney once proposed a
constitutional amendment requiring any president to have business experience. This would disqualify Ryan.

A former Senate staffers thinks the choice of Ryan is a monumentally bad one for the GOP.

Ryan could help Romney take Iowa and Wisconsin.

Jonathan Chait says that the Ryan pick is all about grabbing the moral high ground.

The Democratic Strategist says that Ryan was necessary to bolster the sagging Romney campaign.

Cindy Crowley will become the first woman in two decades to moderate a presidential debate.

President Barack Obama called the members of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover team to congratulate them on the rover’s recent landing on Mars, and  asked for a heads up if they find any signs of life:  “If in fact, you do make contact with Martians please let me know right away, because I’ve got a lot of other things on my plate but I suspect that that will go to the top of the list – even if they’re just microbes, it will be pretty exciting.”

How random redistricting would change the makeup of Congress.