Lunch Buffet

Last night on a list-serve I belong to someone began soliciting lists of best musical “covers,” and I quickly lost a couple of hours of what should have been sleep. My musical ministry here at PA will definitely benefit from what I am learning–and from other songs I am remembering.

Here are some more prosaic midday news/views treats:

* House comes up with rule for reconsideration of disastrous TAA vote that gives Boehner until July 30 to bring it back up, if that’s the strategy he and Obama agree upon for advancing fast-track.

* Two polls showing Bernie Sanders giving HRC a real race in NH, next door to his Vermont.

* Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll shows 72% of Americans have heard little or nothing about King v. Burwell. Let’s hope that doesn’t change later this month.

* Greg Sargent points to the KFF poll above and predicts GOPers will crank up a “fog machine” of misinformation if SCOTUS rules for plaintiffs in King v. Burwell.

* Yes, it’s finally happened: Donald Trump running for president. More about that later.

And in non-political news:

* FBI investigating St. Louis Cardinals for possible hacking of Houston Astros’ computer system. Wow.

As we break for lunch, here’s a cover I just heard for the first time: Annie Lennox and Al Green with Jackie DeShannon’s “Put a Little Love In Your Heart,” from the soundtrack of Scrooged.

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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.