Lunch Buffet

It’s not right that the post-Superbowl news gulch is persisting into Tuesday. Get over it, America.

Here are some midday shreds and shards, lightly toasted:

* New CBO estimates show FY 14 budget deficit at $514 billion, FY 15 at $478 billion.

* WaPo’s Sarah Kliff looks at “good, bad & ugly” of CBO’s estimates about Obamacare.

* Latest greenie argument against approval of Keystone XL pipeline: “It’ll discourage the base.”

* New Brent Bozell group aims at GOP congressional leadership purge.

* New Enroll America ad touting Obamacare aims at Gen Y women.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Profile of NY-based, not-very-scary Satanist group trying to erect statue of Ol’ Scratch on Oklahoma state grounds.

As we break for lunch, let’s go with the only other song I know of with a Patty Hearst reference, and only in the final line: Warren Zevon’s “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner.”

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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.