Sunday News Roundup

Probably like some other readers, I fondly remember the days when my family used to follow up a gut-busting Sunday breakfast or brunch by handing around sections of the Sunday papers and discussing or arguing about this or that item.

It’s been a good while since I’ve subscribed to a print newspaper, so I’ll just pass around some news items virtually:

* Snowden lands in Moscow, and may be headed to Venezuela.

* Rand Paul will not be one of the Republican senators getting behind the Gang of Eight bill now that the “border surge” has been added.

* And speaking of that bill, RedState headline calls it “The Worse Piece of Legislation in American history.” Guess it’s even worse than the Social Security Act or Obamacare, eh?

* WaPo’s Matea Gold reports “donor fatigue” among conservative tycoons who wrote gigantic checks for Super PACs and 501(c)(4)s in 2012.

* Virginia envy quashed: Georgia GOP kills bid to move from primaries to conventions for nominating candidates.

* New York Times‘ David Leonhardt reports that the most significant pattern of Republican obstruction of judicial nominees, under Clinton and Obama, has been at the district court, not the court of appeals, level.

And in non-political news:

* By a large margin, Florida tops list of states with highest rates of identity theft.

What did you read this morning?

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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.