The PM has found the campaign that the Tories wish they had used to win the last election. That is less than he needs to win the next one.
The latest YouGov poll shows the two parties tied for the first time since March 2012 but the figures would still leave Labour just three seats short of a majority on a uniform swing.
Labour has a 14-point lead in the 32 most marginal Tory-Labour seats, while the Lib Dems are just three points behind the Conservatives in the eight most competitive Tory-Lib Dem seats.
The Conservative chairman brands Raquel Rolnik an "absolute disgrace" after she warns that the bedroom tax is having a "shocking" effect on the vulnerable.
Philip Hollobone, who refuses to meet constituents who wear the veil, has tabled a bill making it illegal to wear "face coverings" in public.
It was the story of this parliament in one act: a debate that left the problems it addressed unresolved, while diminishing the leaders who took part.
Andy Coulson's warning that the UKIP leader has a "bit of a point" when he demands to be included highlights Cameron's dilemma.
Almost half of English schools districts will soon have too few places for pupils. But free schools continue to open in areas with a surplus.
Defence secretary says parliament could look again at the issue if circumstances "change very significantly".
As dismaying as it may be to interventionists, both parties have decided that the wisest political choice is to move on.