A take-out tray of brain food for your evening:
* Ezra Klein asks troubling questions about the real unemployment rate.
* Anna Clark has more on the Komen Foundation’s cave-in to anti-choicers.
* Jonathan Bernstein exposes hackery of those who oppose Buffet Rule on grounds they are waiting for “comprehensive” tax reform.
* Jamelle Bouie has scary thought: Barack Obama appointed his bitter primary rival Secretary of State. Would Mitt Romney do the same with Newt “Winston” Gingrich? Nooooo!
* Ari Berman notes 43% of Obama re-elect money raised in 2011 came from donations under $200. Romney’s percentage? Just under 9%. And I can remember when GOP candidates dominated in small donors.
* And off the politics beat: Economy isn’t only place rich keep getting richer. On College Football’s National Signing Day, the runaway leader was the University of Alabama.
Tomorrow I plan to explore Sen. Marco Rubio’s bill to create a “conscience exception” to rules requiring contraception coverage so large you could drive a Popemobile through it, and perhaps get into the early GOP Veepstakes speculation.
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