Lunch Buffet

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.

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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.