Wish I could make myself care about the NBA playoffs. Maybe if the Hawks get through the first round….

Here are some remains of the day:

* Breaking news: David Koch tells a New York audience he and his brother think Scott Walker best bet for GOP in 2016. If this means they’ll spend money to help him win nomination, that’s huge

* Podesta dismisses new anti-Clinton book as web of conspiracy theories by former contributor to Brietbart.

* Next GOP presidential cattle call this Saturday in Iowa, where 9 presidential wabbabes (so far) confirmed for annual clambake of local chapter of Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition. Jebbie and Carson only major candidates not coming. That’ll make two cattle calls in a row for Rand Paul, who doesn’t usually do these things.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman deconstructs the latest weird bit of advice for HRC from Maureen Dowd.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay reports community colleges not on track to meet self-imposed graduation goals for 2020.

And in non-political news:

* “Material scientist” tops list of high-pay low-stress jobs.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with Tito Puente’s most famous song, the one that made Santana a fortune; here’s “Oye Como Va,” as performed at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1993.


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.