Lunch Buffet

Slowest Monday for political news in a good while, at least so far. Coupla polls, coupla dumb quotes. Some good analysis, which I’ll probably be commenting on further. Here’s what I’ve got in the way of mid-day news bites:

* Poll for Family Research Council shows Akin edging ahead of McCaskill. Caveat emptor!

* True the Vote’s “nonpartisanship” pretty threadbare, reports Abby Rapoport at TAP.

* In least surprising news of day, Koch Industries sends out letter to employees saying many of them will lose their jobs if Obama re-elected.

* RCP’s Scott Conroy discusses Romney’s problems with a town hall debate format.

* At TNR, Bill Galston says relentless focus on Wisconsin may be Romney’s best bet for win.

And in non-political news:

* Rollings Stones planning 50th anniversary tour. Lord have mercy.

Back in just a bit.

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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.