Political Animal


September 10, 2013 1:57 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Wonder if the Vegas bookies are taking odds on “Brilliant Peace Breakthrough Versus Rolled by Putin and Assad” for administration’s diplomatic manuevering on Syria. Amazing how confident some folk are in describing it as the latter.

* Wonkblog’s Brad Plumer reports debt ceiling breach will occur between October 18 and November 5.

* Primary balloting in New York bedeviled by 1960s-era voting machines.

* Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon may be on brink of successfully upholding veto of GOP tax cut bill.

* Update on Politico’s acquisition of a New York outlet.

* Celebrity consultant Mudcat Sanders backing Cuccinelli in VA Gov.’s race. His “populist” shtick got pretty old a while back.

And in non-political news:

* Apple unveils colorful iPhone 5c.

As I take a lunch-and-chore break, here’s Nirvana again with their famous video for “Heart-Shaped Box.”

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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