Morning Briefing: U.S. Ambassador To Libya Killed Following Unrest

– The U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats were reportedly killed in an attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi.

– Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS launched a new attack ad against former Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA) — on September 11 — with a message that flatly contradicts the group’s earlier attacks in the same race:

– The “non-partisan” American Legislative Exchange Council will officially align with the House Republican Study Group to coordinate advocacy for corporate-backed conservative legislation, Salon reports.

– An analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that without the government safety net, the nation’s poverty rate would be much worse:
Poverty rate with and without safety net

– And finally, here is an example of a failed right-wing attack strategy.