Lunch Buffet

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.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.