The Rest Of The Stories, 10/23

The fires: Gov. Bill Richardson's campaign is donating $10,000 to the Red Cross

Is Mitt Romney losing the expectations game in Iowa?

Here is Sen. Barack Obama's statement on the Donnie McClurkin controversy:

"I have clearly stated my belief that gays and lesbians are our brothers and sisters and should be provided the respect, dignity, and rights of all other citizens. I have consistently spoken directly to African-American religious leaders about the need to overcome the homophobia that persists in some parts of our community so that we can confront issues like HIV/AIDS and broaden the reach of equal rights in this country. I strongly believe that African Americans and the LGBT community must stand together in the fight for equal rights. And so I strongly disagree with Reverend McClurkin's views and will continue to fight for these rights as President of the United States to ensure that America is a country that spreads tolerance instead of division."

Earl Ofari Hutchinson isn't satisified.

Rudy Giuliani is questioned by a voter about where his political views differed from conservative orthodoxy. He does not answer.