Glad the Supreme Court oral arguments are over. I fear how much more damage might be done if they went on.

Here are some leftovers from the day’s news:

* Mitt Romney calls into Wisconsin town hall meeting, shows Scott Walker and Paul Ryan some serious love.

* Santorum uses Supreme Court oral arguments to bash Romney.

* Former White House health care spokesman defends Verrilli, says ACA is just really complicated.

* Court filing alleges vast pattern of misuse of various campaigns’ funds for personal use by CA campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee.

* Saturday looms as new deadline for congressional action on transportation bill.

And in non-political news, sort of:

* NewsCorps planning sports network to rival ESPN.

Tomorrow we’ll examine the whole Supreme Court mess with what I can only hope will be greater perspective and optimism.


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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.