I was asked yesterday if I watched the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend. I’m boycotting the event for at least another ten years or so.

Here are some remains of the day.

* Greg Sargent notes House Republicans openly admitting “more deportations” is what they mean when they talk about “enforcement first.”

* TNR’s Jonathan Cohn discusses latest Gallup findings on steadily dropping uninsured rate.

* Slate‘s Dave Weigel reports Tea Party getting traction with complaints about Thad Cochran’s shadowy recent Mississippi residence.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein argues Benghazi! won’t have any effect on 2016 either in the primaries or the general election.

* At College Guide, Liz Willen reports that in this year of big anniversaries issues of race and legacy of segregation beginning to eclipse “tech-ed” innovations at education conferences.

And in non-political news:

* All hail the biggest achievers, first-born daughters.

That’s it for Monday. Before you go out to a bar and drink margaritas to the sound of “La Bamba,” here’s a “Corrido de Pancho Villa” by Ampara Ochoa.


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.