Sorry for the slow posting this morning, but had a bit of a crisis when I learned my Twitter account had been hacked, sending out DMs with links to a pitch for some weight-loss product (grateful it wasn’t one of the “male products” frequently promoted by email and social media hackers). I think it’s all fixed and secure now, but it did screw up my day.
Here are some crunchy mid-day news and views items:
* Rand Paul’s Big Day even bigger than I thought: he gets op-ed into Washington Times repeating demand that Hillary Clinton be “held accountable” for Benghazi!, which, for good measure, he compares to Mogadishu.
* House Republicans anonymously complain that John Boehner’s been AWOL in recent legislative fights.
* Interesting brief history of abortion smears aimed at women running for office.
* TAP’s Abby Rapoport argues Jindal’s voucher defeat just one of many setbacks for private-school subsidy movement.
* Peggy Noonan enfolds Benghazi! “whistleblower” Gregory Hicks in her clammy embrace.
And in non-political news:
* Deborah Turness reportedly in line to become president of NBC, making her first woman to head up U.S. broadcast network.
Back after racing through several chores.