Having spent yesterday loitering around waiting to be selected or rejected for a jury (thanks to Jesse Singal for sitting in at short notice), I’m now having to return to the courthouse in a few hours, which may bring today’s blogging to an early close (though maybe not, depending on whether I’m cooling my heels in an internet-enabled holding area or have entered the santum sanctorum of justice). So I’ll take a very short lunch break; here are some light snacks:

* With his usual decisiveness, John Boehner endorses Mitt Romney for president. Such a brave man.

* Ann Romney, the new rock star of GOP politics, tells Diane Sawyer the family dog Seamus loved traveling on the car roof. Don’t push your luck, Ann.

* Irresistable headline: “Newt Gingrich Bitten By Penguin At St. Louis Zoo.”

* Herman Cain’s tax day rally in Washington a big flop.

* Administration proposes new measures to curb oil speculators. How about putting them in stocks on Gulf oil platforms?

And in non-political news:

* Fresh from performance with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, Tupac hologram may go on the road.

Back in a jif.

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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.