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July 19, 2013 6:34 PM Day’s End and Weekend Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Today’s political news sure took an unexpected turn, eh? And on a Friday afternoon!

Here are some final items:

* Having agreed on separating SNAP from Farm Bill, House GOPers now fighting over how deeply to cut SNAP.

* Rick Scott meets with protestors, but won’t budge on “Stand Your Ground” law.

* 4th Circuit Court of Appeals orders James Risen to testify at criminal trial of CIA source.

* At Ten Miles Square, Austin Frakt discusses the number of young people needed in the insurance pool to make Obamacare work as intended.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer not real jazzed about Senate “deal” on student loan interest rates.

And in non-political news:

* Profiles in honest procrastination: Ohio library receives book checked out 41 years ago, along with $299.30 fine owed.

That’s it for now. Thanks for hanging with me during a lively week. Sam Knight will be in for Weekend Blogging.

Let’s close with one more from B.B. King: “Blues Boys Tune.”

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.

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