Well, what may be the last week in which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is in full effect has come to a close. Progressives can hope that’s not the case, and also hope the Euro-Crisis doesn’t immediately produce a financial panic that winds up dictating the outcome of our own presidential election. But in either case, it’s more or less out of our hands for now. Here’s today’s news leftover and shout-outs:

* Famed anti-Obama artist has a new canvas out showing white guy with Constitution in one hand and fistful of dollars in the other standing tall against horrified Obama as Founders applaud. Unbelievable.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Alter usefully details voter suppression efforts in the key battleground states.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer explains we don’t need better training of school guidance counselors–just more of them.

* Congressional candidate Joe the Plumber does not appear to be familiar with the content of his own ad blaming multiple genocides on gun control.

* If you’ve got $50k to spare, you, too can dine with Mitt Romney at the home of David and Julia Koch.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Germany rolls over Greece 4-2 in Euro Cup. Hope Germans picked up post-game drinks, but don’t bet on it.

I’m pleased to announce that Weekend Blogging will be in the hands of Kathleen Geier.

See everyone next week, when almost anything could happen.


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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.