Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to co-host Right Wing World

The Rude Pundit calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to tell us how Republicans think, the uselessness of Romney’s campaign, and the whininess of the GOP

President Obama and Mitt Romney were hunkered down this weekend, cramming for Wednesday’s debate showdown. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, is playing Romney in practice sessions with the president. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) is playing Obama in debate prep with Romney.

• New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, never one to be shy when it comes to speaking his mind, yesterday predicted that Mitt Romney would turn the presidential race around in the upcoming debate with President Obama.

• Paul Ryan said on “Fox News Sunday” that their tax plan–a 20 percent across-the-board income tax cut–would focus on deductions and closing tax loopholes for the rich, but declined to offer specifics, saying it would “take me too long to go through all the math”.

The Supreme Court is starting a new term today that is shaping up to be as important as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.