Day’s End and Night Watch

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.”


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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.