As you may know, Erick Erickson, who I featured in a post this morning, is sorta from my neck of the woods. In fact, when I first noticed him as a blogger and an occasional radio talk “personality,” he was a city councilman in Macon, though at one Georgia Municipal Association meeting I attended a number of years back, I heard Erick was missing a lot of council meetings as he became a national political power broker. Now he’s a very big deal to a certain kind of conservative, and I’m sure he’s excited that this year’s “Red State Gathering” where he intends to highlight and maybe browbeat 10 presidential candidates is in his home state.

Here are some non-Georgia midday news/views treats:

* Clinton campaign not letting New York Times off easily on its admitted screwups on “criminal investigation of emails” story.

* So far, less than 9% of 2016 SuperPAC donations are going to the benefit of Democrats.

* Manchin and Collins cosponsoring compromise bill on Planned Parenthood funding that apparently would keep the organization from doing what it’s accused of but not actually doing.

* Christie deals with bad Monmouth University poll numbers by attacking the pollster–who’s from his own state.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman thinks everyone’s protesting too much about Trump’s imminent demise, and aren’t recognizing the source of his support.

And in non-political news:

* News I can use: how to make sure you hard-boiled eggs are hard-boiled without boiling them forever.

As we break for our egg salad sandwich lunches, here’s Roy Milton with “True Blues.”

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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.