Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about how ineffective Paul Ryan is to the Romney campaign

Col. Wayne Powell joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to talk about his efforts to unseat Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th District

• Already scrambling to steady a struggling campaign, Mitt Romney confronted a new headache Monday after a video surfaced showing him telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans “believe they are victims” entitled to extensive government support.

• Teachers across the nation’s third-largest city will be poring over the details of a tentative contract settlement today as the clock ticks down to an afternoon meeting in which they are expected to vote whether to end a seven-day strike that has kept 350,000 students out of class.

Mitt Romney on Monday launched a fall courtship of Hispanic voters, an increasingly important segment of the electorate, with a promise he would reform immigration laws in his first term.

Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement’s anniversary Monday by clogging intersections in the city’s financial district, marching to the beat of drums that were a familiar refrain last year.