If anyone’s wondering why I haven’t written about the “Republican dissing Obama at White House” story, it’s because it bores me to death. We know what these people think of him.
Here are some midday news/views baked goods:
* David Ignatius explains the Saudi breach with the U.S., and its echoes in U.S. relations with Egypt, Jordan, UAE and Israel.
* Herman Cain lashes out at the Devil, and the three women who “lied” about him during his presidential campaign.
* TPM’s Erich Lach looks into a mysterious and apparently far-reach ethics investigation going on in Wisconsin that may be getting close to Scott Walker.
* The Atlantic‘s Matthew O’Brien discusses research from Oregon showing Obamacare coverage has no real impact on willingness to work.
* At TNR, Noreen Malone meditates on the unlikely advent of Governor Terry McAuliffe.
And in non-political news:
* Thanks to last week’s rash of college football upsets, cup runneth over for This Week in Schadenfreude.
Since we’ve decanted the bottle, here’s some more James Brown Live: performing “Sex Machine” with Fred Wesley and the J.B.’s in Rome in 1971. Great fun.
Back in a bit.