This weekend’s Anniversary dinner was great, the Church Rummage Sale was a success, and my Georgia Bulldogs won, so I’m not complaining today, even though being plunged back into midterm politics is a bit of an acid bath.

Here are some midday news/blues treats.

* Dave Weigel touts a Michigan GOP ad as the worst (so far!) of the cycle.

* Obama administration has decided it could suspend sanctions as part of deal with Iran to kill nuclear weapons program without congressional concurrence.

* Sean Trende amplifies Nate Silver’s warnings against making any assumptions polling errors will occur or will “skew” in a particular direction.

* John Judis reviews the winding path to enforcement of Texas’ voter ID law.

* E.J. Dionne discusses the significance of the white working-class vote to Democratic upset efforts in GA and KY.

And in non-political news:

* Another big auto recall, this one from Toyota.

As we break for lunch, here’s Nine Below Zero again, with “Once Twice Three Times Is Enough.”

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.