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.

Selah.

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.