The news isn’t terribly varied today, but at least it’s abundant: six thousand takes on the sequester, only about half of which are as dumb as the sequester itself!

In any event, here are some mid-day morsels:

* Sequester summit at White House this morning “accomplished next to nothing,” says Politico‘s Jake Sherman.

* BUT Obama did signal he would not use threat of government shutdown as leverage for sequester reversal.

* Mann & Ornstein slap down “five myths about the sequester.”

* 172 of 199 House Democrats, and 40 of 55 Senate Democrats, sign amicus brief urging Supreme Court to strike down Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

* Brown and Vitter working on bipartisan bill to break up big banks. Seriously.

And in non-political news:

* Big Bang Theory star in hot water for Twitterdorsement of Dish Network product; her network is in huge legal fight with Dish.

Back after major furniture-moving chore.

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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.