- As details continue to emerge on the foiled plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S., Iran has called the allegations "childish." Meanwhile, the early words used to describe the plot by pundits are brazen and bizarre. A primer on Iran-Saudi relations is always useful when a story like this breaks.
- Syrian refugees in Turkey appeal for international intervention, while in Damascus a huge pro-Assad rally took place.
- The Senate does its best to pick a trade war fight with China.
- Mitt Romney is everybody's big winner from last night's GOP debate. Chris Cillizza covers all the winners and losers, while Politico's Maggie Haberman has six takeaways from the debate. Your editor still believes this is a race between Romney and Perry, but Huntsman (if he can learn when to let a joke die) could muscle his way in there. **Programming Note: DCExile will live blog the GOP debate next Tuesday night.**
- Senate Republicans (and two Democrats) voted against the full Obama jobs bill, but then came back later and said they didn't mind many of the elements. They just wanted a political win against the president. Leadership?
- Chrysler and the United Auto Workers have reached a deal on a new labor agreement that would create over 2000 new jobs.