Arranged to watch SEC basketball with a friend tonight, but there ain’t no SEC basketball on the tube where we live (time to fire up the computer for ESPN3). My friend’s Mizzou team is tied with top-ranked Florida at the half, though.
Here are some midday news/views sightings:
* Foul-play theories gaining strength as data shows Malaysian airliner had deliberately altered flight path.
* New national PPP survey shows HRC continuing to lead all named Republicans in ’16 trial heats; Huck continues to lead GOP field in both preference numbers and approval ratios.
* Scott Brown launches exploratory committee for potential 2014 Senate race in NH. A little late for “exploring,” but he’s probably just keeping options open.
* More than 30,000 anti-Obamacare ads have appeared in early 2014 congressional contests, nearly half of all campaign ads.
And in non-political news:
* Toasty? Quiznos files for banktruptcy protection.
As we break for lunch (toasty or non-toasty), here’s Otis Spann tickling the ivories with “Sometimes I Wonder.”