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March 07, 2013 5:44 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

It was one of those days where you suspect bigger news was obscured by the supernova of one Big Story. We’ll just have to wait and see. Here are some late-breaking items and other remains of the day:

* Brennan confirmed by a 63-34 vote after Paul formally ends filibuster, citing Holder letter as sufficient clarification on domestic use of drones.

* Obama signs VAWA reauthorization; Republicans scurry for bipartisan cover.

* New Q-Poll 2016 trial heat shows HRC beating Rubio and Ryan by double digits, and leading heretic Christie by eight points.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein discusses the current muddled status of filibusters of judicial nominations.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer suggests the exceptional compensation of athletic directors shows many colleges’ true priorities.

And in non-political news:

* Early spring break: thousands of sharks seen cavorting off Atlantic shore of South Florida; beaches closed.

To close the day, here again is Haim, performing “Don’t Save Me” at BBC Radio 1.

Selah.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

Comments

  • Anonymous on March 07, 2013 6:54 PM:

    Thank you to Senators Leahy, Sanders and Merkley for voting against Brennan. I wish the president hadn't nominated him. I hope he will prove me wrong.

  • exlibra on March 07, 2013 8:06 PM:

    * Early spring break: thousands of sharks seen cavorting off Atlantic shore of South Florida; beaches closed.

    Obviously, evolution (we've learnt where the food is, and the approximate time of feeding), but not yet perfected.

  • smartalek on March 08, 2013 11:09 AM:

    I'm confused.
    The RNC was in Tampa, which is, IIRC, on the Gulf coast of Florida.
    How'd they get over to the Atlantic side so soon, and why would they go there? Do college kids taste that much better?