Lunch Buffet

Wonder what’s going on in Jan Brewer’s office about now?

Here are some midday news/views items from the pantry:

* Corbett, LePage & Scott top National Journals list of governorships most likely to flip in November.

* New acting president of Ukraine is a Baptist minister.

* Wouldn’t be surprised if Daniel Luzer writes about this: Duke student becomes porn actress to avoid massive student loan debt.

* Celebrities promoting Obamacare enrollment are heavily focused on social media; the less famous are cutting the TV ads.

* Predictably, Dick Cheney comes out of his cage to go on Fox and attack Obama’s defense budget, and predictably, says Obama would rather spend money on food stamps.

And in non-political news:

* Now here’s a fine example of creative link-baiting: “Philip Seymour Hoffman’s 3 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes.” Yeah, I’m sure that was front and center in his thinking.

As we break for lunch, here’s John Hardy and The Public with “Cassius Clay.”

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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.