I’m in Georgia today, where it’s colder than I’m recently used to, but sunny above the madness of suburban traffic. This place could use some Agenda 21.
Here’s some unsnarled midday news/views treats:
* House and Senate Republicans now at almost complete loggerheads over how to deal with immigration issue.
* Walker boom extends to New Hampshire as WI Gov. leaps into first place in 2016 poll.
* Paul Starr reminds us that the American Prospect began with writers disgruntled with TNR. He also argues the recent exodus was over the new management’s desire to make TNR into a general purpose magazine.
* Not so fast: Republican legislators block TN Gov. Bill Haslam’s Medicaid expansion plan.
* Well, this will be interesting: Pope Francis to address joint session of Congress in September.
* Jordan launches air strikes on IS targets.
And in non-political news:
* Snoop Dogg’s football-playing son signs with arch-rival of his old man’s favorite team.
As we break for lunch, here’s Al Kooper with Blood, Sweat & Tears performing his composition, “I’ll Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know,” from the band’s first album, after which Kooper left.