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June 05, 2013 1:34 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Some WaMo business discussions delayed mid-morning blogging, but we’re back on schedule now. Here are an assortment of luncheon treats:

* White House announces foreign policy shuffle, with Susan Rice replacing Tom Donilon as National Security Advisor and human rights director Samantha Power replacing Rice at the UN. Most likely GOP response: Benghazi! Benghazi!

* WaPo publisher lays out new subscription paywall for digital edition, with 20 free visits a month, and unlimited access starting at ten bucks a month. It will all start phasing in on June 12, so enjoy your free unlimited WaPo now.

* New NBC/WSJ poll shows growing concern about “scandals,” but Obama’s approval rating holding steady.

* At TNR, Jeffrey Rosen praises Scalia dissent in DNA case.

* At The Atlantic, Tom Rogan says Iraq “on the edge of an existential precipice” as violence rises.

And in non-political news:

* Yglesias celebrates Amazon’s foray into grocery delivery business.

Back after some chores.

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.


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