The morning really flew by, which happens when your posts get longer. But here are some small plates:

* Salon‘s Alex Seitz-Wald explodes Michele Bachmann’s latest Islamo-phobic witch hunt.

* DISCLOSE Act succumbs to Senate filibuster as Republicans continue to reject their prior support for maximum donor disclosure.

* Pew shows continued strong plurality support for higher taxes on those with incomes over $250k.

* PPP survey shows Obama still up in Iowa, but with half the double-digit lead he had in May.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Sides suggests Obama’s may be beginning to buy overselling of the power of the bully pulpit.

And in non-political news:

* In new memoir, Michael Vick admits dog-fighting became more important to him than football.

Back in a few.

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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.