Lunch Buffet

As most of you know, I live in the Pacific Time Zone, so it’s actually mid-morning here. But I find myself becoming ravenous when it’s “lunch buffet” time; I’m becoming like a hobbit, with a second breakfast! No wonder my diet isn’t going well. Anyway, there’s plenty to share:

* Obama draws heat for failing to redeem campaign promise to label Turkish slaughter of Armenians “genocide.”

* Kaiser tracking poll shows Supreme Court oral arguments on ObamaCare didn’t change many minds, though they did improve image of Court itself among Republicans.

* Grassley tells Radio Iowa he fears Colombian prostitutes servicing Secret Service agents may have been part of espionage operation, perhaps even for the Russkies. Senior moment, Chuck?

* GOP Senate candidate in Missouri–a woman, no less–admits she doesn’t know what the “Violence Against Women Act” is about.

* Great Falls, Virginia, astir over plans for the building of a 25,000 square foot home modeled on Versailles.

* Mr. Sensitive, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, line-item-vetoes funds for rape crisis centers in the middle of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

And in non-political news:

* Pizza Hut Middle East debuts new pies with crusts stuffed with cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets. Yes, America’s losing its global leadership.

Back in a few, and no, I’m not calling Kuwait for a pizza delivery.

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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.