Instead of watching basketball as I promised, I spent most of my weekend spare time reading Tiziano Terzani’s “Goodnight, Mr. Lenin,” a travelogue of the end of the Soviet Union.
But I did see Georgia beat LSU on Saturday, giving the Dawgs third-place in the SEC.
Here are some midday snacks of various temperature:
* 28 Senate Democrats planning all-night “talkathon” on climate change tonight. Nite Owls should check in on CSPAN and provide some moral support.
* Gallup finding that number of uninsured continuing to decline not slam dunk talking point for Obamacare, but certainly doesn’t hurt.
* Des Moines Register poll shows enthusiasm among Iowa Republicans for 2016 campaigns by Huck and Paul Ryan; not so much for Rick Perry and Rick Santorum. But Cruz, Paul, Walker and others not tested.
* McConnell gloats that conservative challenges to incumbent GOP senators (including one to his own self) will be “crushed.”
* Kim Jong Un squeaks through to re-election to North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly with 100% of the vote.
And in non-political news:
* Malaysian commercial airliner disappearance a big-time mystery.
As we break for lunch, here’s Charley Patton with his great song on the 1927 Mississippi River flood: “High Water Everywhere.”