Gov. Jennifer Granholm of Current TV’s “The War Room” calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT with her take on tonight’s presidential debate

Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about tonight’s debate, and to talk about Tommy Thompson’s birther son

• Actor, author, and comedian Richard Belzer (Law & Order: SVU) joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to talk about the news of the day

President Obama is under heavy pressure in his debate rematch with Mitt Romney tonight to turn in a more forceful performance that restores his momentum and draws sharper policy differences with his GOP challenger.

• Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN in an interview Monday that she—not the White House—takes responsibility for the security situation in Benghazi, Libya, ahead of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack there that claimed the lives of four Americans, including the ambassador.

• The Obama campaign yesterday blasted the latest battleground state polling that finds Mitt Romney with a five point lead among likely voters, saying the Gallup/USA Today poll has “deep flaws” with its sampling and biased questions.