Holiday News Thread

There is not, as you might guess, a lot of U.S. political news to accompany your Thanksgiving Day feast. But here are a few items:

* White House rejects Boehner suggestion that Obamacare is “on the table” in fiscal talks.

* Hilarious Chait take on abrupt revisionism of conservative spinmeisters, who now view Obama campaign as irresistable Death Star.

* Kevin Drum notes that it’s mainly Fox News viewers who have any interest in the Great Benghazi Scandal of 2012.

* Carl Cannon flashes back to JFK’s trip to Dallas in 1963, this day 49 years ago.

* Alec MacGillis argues that Democrats should “give thanks” for Mitt Romney–not just because he was an often-awkward candidate, but because he was a “powerful clarifying force.”

And in non-political news:

* A new Jimi Hendrix album with previously unreleased cuts will come out in March of 2013.

Back later if events so dictate. Otherwise, enjoy Thanksgiving Day!

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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.