Nearly lunch-time even here in Cali, and I’ve only violated my new diet twice. Anyway, here are some news nuggets:

* Congress-critters mulling delay of so-called “fiscal cliff” issues–including Bush tax cuts and “automatic” sequesters–until March 2013.

* Nate Silver very thoroughly examines controversy over poli-sci models for predicting elections.

* Alabamans debating impact of Supreme decision on their own S.B.-1070-on-steroids immigration law.

* Greg Sargent reports Romney campaign ignores Terry Branstad’s complaints, runs ad saying Iowa economy in bad shape.

* Condi Rice rules out Veep run. Wasn’t happening anyway, given Mitt’s “make mine vanilla” running-mate preferences.

And in formerly political news:

* Rielle Hunter discloses she & baby-daddy John Edwards “not a couple.”

Back in just a few.

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.