Game On: The NFL has reached a deal with the referees union to end the lockout after outrage put more pressure on the league to remove replacement refs. ESPN reports that the regular refs will be back on the field starting tonight. ESPN's Jeffri Chadiha writes that the lockout damaged the credibility of the league.
Voter ID: One of the arguments among opponents of voter id laws is that it makes it exceedingly difficult to obtain the ids for some groups of voters. NPR tagged along with two seniors in Pennsylvania to see how the process of obtaining an id worked.
Campaign Cash: When it comes to advertising dollars, Barack Obama's go a bit further than Mitt Romney's. The Washington Post reports that because most of Obama's money is held in his own coffers, he is able to take advantage of discounted advertising rates. Compare that to Romney who has more cash held by the Republican party and outside interests.
SCOTUS: As the summer comes to an end, our own Tony Mauro reports that instead of taking the summer off, the justices have been speaking out, much to the delight of the news media and court aficionados.