Hard to beat the end of the Gingrich campaign as a capper, but here are a few more new items:

* Unemployment in the Eurozone reaches 14-year high. Time for more austerity!

* New Marquette poll shows Tom Barrett with 17-point lead over Kathleen Falk in Dem recall primary, and Barrett dead even with Scott Walker.

* 9th Circuit rules Jose Padilla cannot sue John Yoo over “torture memos.”

* Late to the party: Bachmann endorses Mourdock, and will endorse Romney tomorrow.

* Big Dog reviews Caro’s latest LBJ volume for New York Times. And I bet he read every word.

And in non-political news:

* Former NFL star Junior Seau dead at 43, of apparent suicide.

Back tomorrow morning at 8:00 sharp.


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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.