Day’s End and Night Watch

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.


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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.