Fell asleep last night re-reading Diarmaid MacCulloch’s great biography of Thomas Cranmer, dreamed of endless intrigue, woke up tired.

Here are some decidedly non-Tudor midday news/views snacks:

* Republicans choose Cleveland over Dallas as site of their 2016 convention.

* Whoa! Palin comes right out and demands impeachment of Obama.

* Rick Perry demands meeting in Texas with President, but won’t offer public handshake. Guess that would imply uppity Obama is an equal to Rick.

* “Neutral” Ted Cruz calls for “vigorous” investigation of voter fraud allegations in Mississippi GOP SEN runoff.

* Reid announces legislation undoing Hobby Lobby decision a Senate priority before election.

And in non-political news:

* Pink Floyd releasing first new album in twenty years.

As we break for lunch, here’s another Dave Clark 5 tune–one that I once owned on a 45 when it was a hit a half-century ago: “Glad All Over.”

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.