Might be a new continuing item, might just be a one-shot...these are things I really wish I knew more about, but haven't seen much reporting on.
1. GOP House candidates. I still haven't seen a good story about how many Rand Pauls and Sharron Angles there are in competitive House races -- nominees who may lose races that a more mainstream or more experienced Republican would have a better of winning. Similar question: are Republican candidates sticking to relatively bland policy statements in keeping with the national strategy of offering mostly opposition -- or are they saying nutty things like those in the Iowa Republican Party Platform?
2. American and coalition deaths in Afghanistan are running at a far lower pace this month than they were in June and July, and lower than last summer. Why? Has something changed? Just a run of luck?
3. I've seen a few stories about ACA implementation, but in general it's a very important story, and the press tends to massively underplay any implementation story. That goes for the other major and minor legislation passed in the 111th Congress, as well -- we could use a lot more information about how specific reforms are working out so far, and some general reporting about implementation overall.