Quite a day if you think extensive debate on multi-million dollar quasi-racist attack ads is important. I do, but here’s some other news:

* Sun-Times columnist has to resort to 86-year-old Newton Minow to find quote supporting her belief that Obama-Clinton ticket is happening. Oh brother.

* Scott Walker may be doing well in the poll numbers, but not so much in the job-creation numbers that are big issue in recall campaign.

* Shocker: Senate confirms two Obama nominees for Fed; jitters over JP Morgan disaster said to shake things loose.

* Interesting: Paul Ryan, responding no doubt to reports of a GOP plan to selectively affirm “popular” reforms if ObamaCare is struck down by Supremes, sez Republicans will simply offer a “vision,” not legislation.

* Barbara Ehrenreich details ways local governments are nickel-and-diming the poor.

And in non-political news:

* Gripping debate at CNN site on all-you-can-eat buffets: are they “an opportunity or a challenge?”

Could use a buffet right now, truth be told. But instead I’ll do laundry.

See you tomorrow.


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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.