Lunch Buffet

I’m at SFO waiting for a long-delayed flight to MRY (flights before and after mine have already been canceled), and with luck may be home for the afternoon blogging blitz. But here’s what I have in the way of mid-day news morsels:

* Obama-Romney “summit” downgraded to lunch, tomorrow.

* Orszag predicts talk about “solving” revenue problems with limits on “loopholes” will fade once it gets more specific.

* Predictable pseudo-bipartisanship: Fred Thompson proposes “select committee” on Benghazi.

* John Nichols argues filibuster reform needed to restore the tactic to its original historic function.

* Texas climate-change denier Ralph Hall will apparently be succeeded as chairman of House Science Committee with Texas climate-change denier Lamar Smith.

And in non-political news:

* More college athletics musical chairs: Louisville leaves Big East to join ACC after Maryland leaves ACC to join Big Ten.

Back to blogging after the final flight.

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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.