As you may know, this is a really dead news day so far. But here are some mid-day items I scrounged up from the back of the fridge:

* Prime ’14 target Kay Hagan has double-digit poll lead over all potential GOP challengers.

* Ohio Second Amendment zealots buy George Zimmerman a new gun. Nice.

* Jamelle Bouie signs off at TAP; has new gig at Daily Beast.

* At TNR, Steven Hahn compares Obama on “race” to JFK and LBJ.

* Jennifer Rubin offers Liz Cheney tips on her primary campaign.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Duchess of Cambridge in labor. Great week to bury other news.

Back in a bit. Here’s some more Elvis Costello:

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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.