It was one of those days where you suspect bigger news was obscured by the supernova of one Big Story. We’ll just have to wait and see. Here are some late-breaking items and other remains of the day:

* Brennan confirmed by a 63-34 vote after Paul formally ends filibuster, citing Holder letter as sufficient clarification on domestic use of drones.

* Obama signs VAWA reauthorization; Republicans scurry for bipartisan cover.

* New Q-Poll 2016 trial heat shows HRC beating Rubio and Ryan by double digits, and leading heretic Christie by eight points.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein discusses the current muddled status of filibusters of judicial nominations.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer suggests the exceptional compensation of athletic directors shows many colleges’ true priorities.

And in non-political news:

* Early spring break: thousands of sharks seen cavorting off Atlantic shore of South Florida; beaches closed.

To close the day, here again is Haim, performing “Don’t Save Me” at BBC Radio 1.


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.