Day’s End and Night Watch

What started out to be a reasonably lively news day got quiet this afternoon. But here are a few leftovers I managed to find:

* New polls of Wisconsin from PPP and Marquette Law School show steady Obama lead and tightening Senate race, though the former has Tommy Thompson in serious trouble in the Senate primary while the latter shows ol’ Tommy still in charge.

* Judge extends temporary order blocking implementation of Mississippi law aimed at shutting down state’s only abortion clinic.

* House passes ACA repeal measure yet again, with 5 Dems voting with the GOP.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports that even Ph.D’s in the sciences are struggling to find jobs.

* At Ten Miles Square, Austin Frakt provides a handy list of all the arguments being offered for and against states joining the Medicaid expansion.

And in non-political news;

* L.A. holds on to coveted title as U.S. city with worst traffic congestion.

I’ll set a second alarm tomorrow and see if I can wake up on time to give you fine folks some early news and views.


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.