Jim Graves, who is challenging Michelle Bachman for her seat in congress calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the narrowing gap in their race

Shannon O’Brien, the Dem candidate who ran against Romney in the 2002 governor’s race in Massachusetts, calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about his Binders Full of Women

Ruth Conniff, Political Editor for The Progressive, calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT to talk about Tammy Baldwin’s campaign to be elected to the US Senate

• Actor, director, and activist Rob Reiner calls in at 11:30 am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about his new ad for the Obama Campaign on Women’s Issues

President Obama and Mitt Romney took a break from their often rancorous campaigns to poke fun at each other and themselves at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner in New York, last night.

• New NBC News/WSJ/Marist polls show President Obama maintaining his lead over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the battleground states of Iowa and Wisconsin.

More than 1,200 formerly secret Boy Scouts’ files detailing accusations of child sex abuse from 1965 to 1985 were published online Thursday by lawyers, one who said the documents revealed a “de facto cover-up of abuse.”