On a day when Seymour Hersh and Mark Halperin are both in the news, we must acknowledge political journalism’s in a strange place.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Danny Vink notes Obama’s right in calling Elizabeth Warren a politician, but wrong in suggesting that’s the motive for her challenge to him on TPP.

* Masha Gessen discusses the ever-changing meeting of Victory Day in Moscow. More about that tomorrow, I think.

* George Zimmerman shot (not mortally) in alleged road rage incident. How many of you are accidentally involved in so many violent incidents? The man needs to stay at home.

* Clinton aides tell reporters Bill will stay off the campaign trail. Until he’s needed, of course.

* HHS clarifies that all kinds of birth control included in ACA health insurance mandate, whether or not wingnuts call them “abortifacients.”

And in non-political news:

* Today’s the 51st anniversary of the last episode of the Twilight Zone.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with an Animals performance we’ve featured earlier with a different song. Here they are at the New Music Express event a half-century ago with “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”

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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.