I’m sure more than a few readers are getting in what may be their last guaranteed hot meal for a bit, so here are a few warm side dishes:

* New Pew poll shows presidential contest dead-even among LVs. Last Pew survey was the one showing Mitt suddenly up by four points.

* Romney campaign keeps using ad with false claim about Jeep jobs heading to China.

* Big Team Mitt surge in paid ads in Iowa, Nevada and Wisconsin, and even bigger surge in Ohio and Virginia.

* Political scientist Samuel Popkin reviews new Nate Silver book for TAP.

* Globe poll shows Brown up two points over Warren dead even, after showing Warren up five last month.

And in non-political news:

* All hail the Giants! Giants all hail!

Back after checking all the weather sites.

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.