Lunch Buffet

Rush and Super Tuesday; Rush and Super Tuesday. It’s a somewhat monotonous news day, so I had to root for truffles like a French pig to come up with a few lunchtime snacks:

* Another shoe drops in Maine: Rep. Chellie Pingree, generally considered the Democratic front-runner in the race to succeed Olympia Snowe, announces she’s not running for the Senate.

* State judge puts Wisconsin voter ID law on hold, agreeing it could impose undue burden on elderly and minorities.

* Froomkin reports Obama reconstituting task force looking into oil and gas speculation as contributor to price hikes.

* Americans United For Life seems to be responsible for language of all these Republican state legislative proposals to require ultrasound for women seeking abortions.

* Tampa officials zinging Charlotte on transparency in rivalry of national political convention cities.

* Here’s a new idea: how’s about encouraging people to vote? That could be happening in CT, reports Abby Rapoport.

Back after a break.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.