Daily Feed: The Mitt Romney Attack Ads by Outsiders Backing Obama

Former Obama Aides Lead Group that Launches Anti-Mitt Romney Ad Campaign. As if the prediction for the GOP candidate needed to be any clearer. [WSJ]

Hard Rock International Thinks Rock-and-Roll Casino Perfect Fit for Western Mass. The company — yes, the same one behind the apparently inexhaustible Hard Rock Cafes — is eyeing land not far from the bucolic five-college region of Amherst, Smith, Holyoke, Hampshire, and UMass. Because that’s what you want to put right next to a nexus of college students: a giant, screaming casino complex. [USA Today Travel]

Patriots’ Julian Edelman Facing Assault Charges For ‘Illegal Contact.’ The chicken-eating-beer-drinking Red Sox are soooo last month. November’s sports scandal: Yesterday, news broke that Pats wideback Julian Edelman’s is accused of indecent assault on a woman at a Storyville Halloween party. Which, by the way, he allegedly did while dressed as the sketchiest cop of the entire Reno 911 cast. So far, everyone’s staying mum about it. [Herald]

Catherine Grieg’s Lawyer Also To Defend Alleged Stoughton Prostitution Ring Leader. If you have a strength in your field, you may as well play into it, right? Kevin Reddington’s just happens to be defending ladies who have trouble with the law. [The Enterprise]

Massachusetts Fourth and Fifth Graders Lead U.S. in NAEP Reading, Math Scores. Smart cookies. [Patch]