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.

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.