Day’s End and Night Watch

We won’t know until maybe mid-morning tomorrow whether this will turn out to have been a relatively quiet day in a quiet early summer week, or just a brief lull before a Big Storm emanating from the U.S. Supreme Court. Either way, here’s what I’ve got in the way of news leftovers:

* Darell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee does indeed pass by a party-line vote a resolution to hold the Attorney General in contempt of Congress. Boehner says full House will vote on the resolution next week.

* Nancy Pelosi’s response to the GOP action, hearkening back to her days as Speaker, was fabulous: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day.”

* Fed stands pat on monetary policy today, which is bad news for economy, says Jonathan Bernstein.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes that improvements in state fiscal conditions have not as of yet produced any general gains for educational funding.

* BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins reports that stories on Mitt Romney are deadly to web traffic. Just wait til T-Paw joins him on the ticket.

And in non-political news:

* Five-time wing-eating champ busted on cocaine charge.

Tomorrow we’ll see if the Supremes add excitement to our day or just whet appetites for next week. If the latter, then I’m sure we’ll have more Veep speculation to cover.


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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.