I’m winging my way over the Deep South as this post is published, so any really late-breaking news may have to wait until tomorrow. But here’s what I’ve got right now:

* Congressional leaders agree to six-month appropriations deal, to be voted on after the August recess. We’ll see if Tea Folk buy it.

* Romney blames Euro-gaffes on media. Yawn.

* Speaking of yawns, David Brooks is bored by presidential campaign.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports law schools, short on applicants, are offering more generous scholarships.

* Panetta asks Syrian military to stay in place “when”–not “if”–Assad deposed.

And in non-political news:

* Onion recall spreads across U.S. and Canada. And we’re not talking about “The Onion,” so it’s real.

We’ll have election news from Texas and Georgia in the morning.


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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.