I’m just now arriving at Netroots Nation for today’s festivities, and have decided to blog right on through the weekend. So let’s catch up with the news in these tasty mid-day bites:
* Mitch McConnell gets behind the Henry II theory of Obama’s responsibility for everything Republicans don’t like in a speech at AEI deploring the administration’s “culture of intimidation.” Love it when conservatives descend to psychobabble.
* Michigan Republicans rebuff and perhaps kill Medicaid expansion by adjourning Senate without acting on Gov. Rick Snyder’s expansion proposal.
* UMass poll shows Markey opening up 20-point lead over Gomez in special Senate race as next Tuesday’s vote nears.
* Politico‘s Brown and Raju publish tick-tock on dramatics of the Corker-Hoeven “border surge” amendment, but exact impact on Senate GOP (much less House) remains to be seen.
* TNR’s Noreen Malone examines the problems with Christine Quinn’s once-invincible mayoral campaign.
And in sorta non-political news:
* NYSE stabilizes after insane two days. Somebody keep Ben Bernanke away from reporters.
Back when I get my bearings.