Lunch Buffet

We had us a pretty big power outage on the Monterey Peninsula yesterday, and until late last night I had no access to the internet or phone service. I accidentally made up for it by posting the Daylight Video in the middle of the night. We should be back to normalcy by tomorrow.

Here are some midday news/views treats:

* Fox News now reporting Joe Biden not just planning any old announcement within 48 hours, but is announcing he’ll run.

* CIA contradicts Trey Gowdy’s claim Blumenthal-HRC email contained classified info.

* Gallup shows support for “stricter gun laws” up 8% since last year.

* At the Plum Line, Greg Sargent notes a new CNN/ORC poll shows HRC with wide leads over both Sanders and Biden on all seven issue areas tested.

* E. J. Dionne says Republican Establishment just not offering white working class voters attracted to Trump much of anything.

And in non-political news:

* Early firings creating rare October frenzy over college football coaching rumors.

As we break for lunch, here’s Piano Red with “Good Guys.”

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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.