More hospital snack food for me. But for thee, some news bites:

* Someone finally looks at Mitt Romney’s birth certificate, and confirms that he was born in the United States, while his father was not.

* Add it all up, and non-campaign “outside” spending on behalf of GOP general election candidates this year could top a billion smackers.

* Planned Parenthood strikes back with anti-Romney ads in battleground states.

* TPM’s Benjy Sarlin and Evan McMorris-Santoro speculate that Romney tolerance of Trump craziness related to his Super-PAC potential and also fear he could run as third-party candidate.

* Romney iPhone app spells “America” as “Amercia.”

And in non-political news:

* Roger Federer earns record 234th Grand Slam victory.

Back to blogging as soon as circumstances allow.

Ed Kilgore

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.