Busy day, eh? Aside from the DHS funding bill, wonder what other stuff is happening under cover of Bibimania?

While you’re pondering that question, here are some midday news/views treats:

* First real chink in HRC’s armor, I suspect: exclusive use of private email account during her tenure at State Department, which violates rules and good practice.

* Erick Erickson calls John Boehner a “coward” who’s decided to “fund President Obama’s amnesty.”

* Ben Carson sets up presidential exploratory committee.

* Former Senator John Danforth calls out MO GOP chairman for anti-semitism at funeral of state auditor who committed suicide after apparent smear campaign.

* Titan of old-school conservative journalism and author of the Young Americans for Freedom’s “Sharon Statement,” M. Stanton Evans, dies at 80.

And in non-political news:

* Oops! Bunch o’ hair extensions fall from Britney Spears’ head in mid-performance.

As we break for lunch, I’m not really into a second Dr. Hook tune, so here’s a very different Brittany (different spelling, too), with Alabama Shakes, performing “Don’t Want To Fight” in London just a couple weeks ago.

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.