Political Animal


July 19, 2013 1:57 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

* Greg Sargent reports on the plans of business and religious groups to lobby House Republicans one-by-one against obstructing immigration reform.

* Obama shows up at White House presser and briefly addresses Zimmerman verdict from perspective of African-Americans who, like him, have experienced profiling.

* NC Senate Republicans unveil even more restrictive voter ID bill than one already passed by House. It would ban use of college IDs for voting.

* Wonkblog’s Brad Plumer supplies map showing 36 local jurisdictions that have filed for bankruptcy since 2010.

* Two Democratic state senators in Colorado facing recall election on 9/10 for support of legislation tightening background check system and limiting ammo clips.

* Harold Meyerson squarely blames Detroit bankruptcy on auto executives.

And in non-political news:

* Nerdiness getting cool: AOL/EW providing live-stream coverage of Comic-Con ‘13!

Back in a bit. Here’s some more B.B. King, with “The Thrill is Gone” at Montreux in 1993.

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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