Finished up a mammoth piece for the magazine last night, so bear with me if I’m foggy or a bit less prolific today.

Here are some midday snacks fresh off the transom:

* WaPo publisher calls latest Richard Cohen column “brilliant.” I’m not making this up.

* NYT editorial on “unfinished” deal with Iran blames Netanyahu as well as the French for screwing it up.

* Stateline‘s Christine Vestal has good state-by-state summary of new Medicaid enrollments under the ACA expansion.

* Midnight tonight is deadline for final county reporting of votes in VA AG contest. Obenshain began day w/ 17 vote lead, but Herring likely to lead tonight.

* At TAP, Paul Waldman explains why CBS reporter Lara Logan won’t be losing her job over flawed Benghazi! story.

And in non-political news:

* Latest AP report on desperate situation in the Philippines.

As we take a brief lunch break, here’s another Laura Nyro tune, made famous by Blood, Sweat & Tears: “And When I Die.”

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.