David Shuster, anchor of “Take Action News” weekends on We Act Radio AM1480 in Washington DC, calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about the 2012 Presidential Election

Ruth Conniff, journalist for The Progressive magazine, calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about the Wisconsin Sikh temple shootings and gun control in Wisconsin

• According to a new CBS / NY Times poll, Mitt Romney is ahead of President Obama in the swing state of Colorado, 50 percent to 45 percent. Obama, meanwhile, leads Romney in Virginia, 49 percent to 45 percent and in Wisconsin, Obama has a 6-point lead over Romney, 51 percent to 45.

Mitt Romney on Tuesday accused President Obama of “taking the work requirement out of welfare,” part of an escalating line of attack that also included a TV ad and a conference call with top Romney campaign allies.

Jared Lee Loughner agreed Tuesday to spend the rest of his life in prison, accepting that he went on a deadly shooting rampage at an Arizona political gathering and sparing the victims a lengthy, possibly traumatic death-penalty trial.

• Karl Rove said Tuesday that Mitt Romney is “close to a decision” on a running mate and predicted that the announcement will come next week, “but it could come as early as Friday.”