Slow political news morning. Guess we need some more polls. But here’s what I got in the pantry:

* SCOTUSblog offers “half-time report” on oral arguments in the Texas college admissions case; assumed swing Justice Kennedy very quiet so far.

* Jack Welch doubles down on BLS Truther tweet in WSJ op-ed.

* At TNR, Andrew Goldman traces Romney’s hatred of non-friendly media to war with Globe in 1994.

* Today’s Gallup Tracking has (in rolling 7-day average) Obama and Romney tied at 48% among LV’s, Obama back up 50-45 among RVs; and Obama’s latest job approval rating at 53% (w/ 42% disapproval).

* In Vegas stump speech for Obama, Bill Clinton greets “old moderate Mitt. Where you been, boy?”

And in sorta non-political news:

* Bristol Palin makes DWTS double-elimination cut despite lowest judges’ scores.

Back after some quick chores.

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.