Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to co-host Right Wing World

• Political Strategist and author David Bender calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to remember progressive icon Gore Vidal

• Former and future congressman Alan Grayson calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about Romney’s overseas trip and about increasing health care coverage for women

• Political strategist Dave “Mudcat” Saunders calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT to update us on the Cantor/Powell election in VA, and to talk about the presidential race

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about the Middle Class tax cuts, and about extending health coverage for women

President Obama leads Mitt Romney among likely voters in Ohio and Florida – and has a double-digit lead in Pennsylvania – according to a Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll released this morning.

• Republicans controlling the House have passed a bill to extend tax cuts due to expire Dec. 31, officially laying down their marker in an election-year showdown with President Obama. Obama has threatened to veto the measure.

• With new ObamaCare regulations that went into effect yesterday, 47 million women now benefit from the guaranteed coverage of preventive services — including contraception coverage — without co-pays.