Tomorrow we will definitely have a furor over the president’s climate change agenda, and in all likelihood one or two or three landmark SCOTUS decisions. We’ll probably know by sunup whether the prospect of 70 Senate votes for immigration reform is still realistic, even as we argue about the significance of such a vote. And we may even know Edward Snowden’s current and future whereabouts.

So tune in, and in the meantime, here are some final items of the day:

* Silvio Berlusconi found guilty of having sex with a minor and using his official powers to cover it up. He drew a seven-year jail sentence and a lifetime ban on holding office. Wow.

* Sebelius in talks with NBA and NFL about promoting public understanding of Obamacare.

* Two dozen reporters took off on 12-hour, no-booze Moscow-Havana flight today, discovering too late that Edward Snowden was not on board.

* At Ten Miles Square, Katelyn Fossett supplies a primer on the Prop 8 and DOMA cases the Supreme Court is expected to resolve during the next three days.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer offers his initial take on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

And in non-political news:

* Smithfield Foods–the famous purveyors of ham, bacon, sausage, and other southern breakfast stapes–terminates its business relationship with Paul Deen.

Let’s close with another performance by the late Bobby “Blue” Bland, performing “I’ll Take Care of You.”

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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.