I tend to watch college football to relax, but my Georgia Bulldogs aren’t making it easy, viz. Saturday’s overtime win over Tennessee in which at least two players had season-ending knee injuries (plus an apparently less lethal knee injury and a concussion). Sad.

Here are some midday news/views snacks:

* Obama signals willingness to go along with short-term debt limit increase. More about this directly.

* On Twitter, at least, Pfeiffer blasts journalistic “false equivalence.” White House needs to do that more regularly.

* Good overview at TPMCafe by National Women’s Law Center on cases in new term of Supreme Court affecting women’s rights.

* 90% of seafood imports now entering the country un-inspected thanks to government shutdown.

* Kevin Drum argues Rep. Ted Yoho needs to become infamous for his argument that a debt default would “stabilize” the global economy.

And in non-political news:

* Colorful new Ben Franklin $100 bill to begin circulating tomorrow.

As we break briefly for lunch, here’s Fairport Convention with a slightly offbeat version of their downbeat classic, “Sloth,” performed in 1981 with Linda Thompson joining in on vocals.

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.