Today ended with a sprint. Zoom zoom. Hope this doesn’t mean a dreadful next morning with no news. Guess there’s always the exciting Santorum Launch!

Here are some remains of the day:

* Chris Christie endorses Fox News poll-based debate participation cutoff. Yeah, I bet he does; spot on stage about the only thing he has going for him at present.

* At the Atlantic, a handy David Graham backgrounder on the FIFA scandal.

* New EPA water rules drawing attacks from GOPers, agribusiness, home builders which claim it disadvantages them in competition for water.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket points to data suggesting congressional Democrats now more ideologically cohesive than congressional Republicans.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer not optimistic about new bipartisan legislation forcing colleges to give entering students info on its educational outcomes.

And in sorta non-political news:

* FIFA going ahead with presidential election tomorrow despite indictments flying everywhere. Who knew FIFA had a presidential election?

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with perhaps the most famous Crowded House tune, the ever-infectious “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” from their farewell tour in 1996.


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.