The big domestic news was certainly the mediocre jobs report on Friday. Overall, the economic news of the last few weeks basically keeps the election on the same track: probably close, unless voters heavily discount the economy because of what Barack Obama inherited, in which case he wins comfortably. Of course, that's assuming the economy and other events stay where they are. There's still time for an economic boom -- or an economic crash.
The big international news came in two flavors. In Afghanistan, Obama moved another step on the road to getting the troops out on schedule; it's not going to be clear for a while what exactly that means for post-2104, in my view. And the other big one was China, about which I'll send you to Dan Drezner.
It isn't politics, but: the death of Junior Seau -- is football actually in trouble? Putting aside the question of whether football should be in trouble, that is.
What else? What do you think mattered this week?