Again, I know I am competing with March Madness, but if you are taking a lunch break or are hoop-o-phobic to begin with, here are some mental snacks:

* Three members of Congress and several prominent civil rights leaders arrested for protesting at Sudanese embassy. You may not know that, but I bet you know George Clooney was also cuffed. His, dad, too.

* Shocker: Catholic bishops played role in pressure campaign to get Komen Foundation to break with Planned Parenthood.

* Another shocker: GOP freshmen rub elbows with donors at Key Largo resort.

* So is it godless liberal media that are drawing attention to Santorum’s social-issues emphasis? No, it’s Daily Caller pointing out his pledge to wage war on internet porn.

* Orrin Hatch did very well in first stage of Utah state caucuses, in good shape for nominating convention.

* In judicial appeal against DOJ denial of preclearance of state voter ID law, Texas calling for judges to strike down entire preclearance process as unconstitutional.

And in non-political news:

* Jury deadlocked in “Desperate Housewives” case.

Back in just a bit.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.