Nothing like the day after a holiday weekend to find yourself in Slow News Land. So there will be some midday tidbits that ordinarily would stay in the pantry:

* Dave Weigel hired by Bloomberg to anchor its new politics “brand.”

* In other journalism news, WaPo replaces Katharine Weymouth with former Politico CEO Frederick Ryan, first non-Graham-family publisher.

* And in tragic news, second U.S. journalist murdered on video by ISIS.

* HuffPost’s polling-only Senate forecast shows Democrats with slightly higher chance than Republicans of holding Senate this year.

* Steve King brings in Michelle Malkin for big home-district event; she calls him “national treasure.”

And in non-political news:

* Manhattan Denny’s offers “Grand Cru Slam” for $300; includes bottle of Dom Perignon.

As we break for lunch, here’s Billy Preston covering Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

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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.