Morning Maddow: September 17

Updated

Is Mitt Romney’s top campaign strategist getting chucked under a bus?

Buzzfeed reports Romney is going all-in for the base.

The first votes in the 2012 presidential election have already been cast.

“True the Vote” makes the New York Times.

Look who’s playing VP Biden in Paul Ryan’s debate prep.

One year ago today…

The Chicago teachers strike stretches into a second week.

Christine O’Donnell is pondering another run for Senate.

Benghazi, Libya as a key recruiting ground for al Qaeda.

Another “insider attack” in Afghanistan.

Happy birthday, baby Panda!

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Morning Maddow: September 17

Updated