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Can’t shake feeling that I’ve entered a time machine and plunged back into Clinton’s second term. That makes me frightened about the next presidential election.

Here are some mid-day news/views treats:

* All us old folks have senior moments now and then, but Dick Cheney’s assertion that Benghazi! was “one of the worst incidents I can recall” indicates the former Veep’s memory no longer includes most of his own administration.

* On significantly stronger ground, Nancy Pelosi suggests John Boehner would be called the “weakest Speaker in history” if he were a woman. Before long, she might be able to eliminate the qualifier.

* Ooops: Republican Hispanic Outreach Director for Florida switches parties, citing GOP’s “culture of intolerance.”

* Speaking of Florida, North Miami mayoral candidate boasts of endorsement by Jesus Christ.

* At TAP, Paul Waldman and Jamelle Bouie sarcastically http://prospect.org/article/ringside-seat-taxghazidub new dual “scandal” TaxGhazi.

And in non-political news:

* Georgia man finds 1943 recipe he claims to be the secret Coca-Cola formula.

Back after a caffeine break and news search.

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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.