Well, it should be an interesting evening. I’ll try to give my impressions of Obama’s speech and the reaction first thing tomorrow, and may engage in the Twitter fun tonight (@ed_kilgore, if you aren’t already following along). And then there will be the election returns from New York and Colorado.

But here are the remains of this day:

* Politico‘s Epstein and Raju guess Obama will ask for further delay in the Senate vote on a use-of-force resolution. Yeah, I would think so.

* Cantor reportedly tells House Republicans Boehner will demand one-year delay in Obamacare implementation in exchange for debt limit increase. Since Obama has repeatedly sworn not to bargain on debt limit, this is a problem.

* Systematic NSA violations of privacy via collection of phone records spanned period from 2006 to 2009.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman presents his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on how the feds should deal with state-legalized cannabis.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes for-profit colleges entering Caribbean med school market.

And in non-political news:

* Dina Eastwood files for legal separation from Clint.

That’s it until the early AM. Here’s Nirvana again performing “Lithium.”


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.