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October 07, 2013 2:15 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

I tend to watch college football to relax, but my Georgia Bulldogs aren’t making it easy, viz. Saturday’s overtime win over Tennessee in which at least two players had season-ending knee injuries (plus an apparently less lethal knee injury and a concussion). Sad.

Here are some midday news/views snacks:

* Obama signals willingness to go along with short-term debt limit increase. More about this directly.

* On Twitter, at least, Pfeiffer blasts journalistic “false equivalence.” White House needs to do that more regularly.

* Good overview at TPMCafe by National Women’s Law Center on cases in new term of Supreme Court affecting women’s rights.

* 90% of seafood imports now entering the country un-inspected thanks to government shutdown.

* Kevin Drum argues Rep. Ted Yoho needs to become infamous for his argument that a debt default would “stabilize” the global economy.

And in non-political news:

* Colorful new Ben Franklin $100 bill to begin circulating tomorrow.

As we break briefly for lunch, here’s Fairport Convention with a slightly offbeat version of their downbeat classic, “Sloth,” performed in 1981 with Linda Thompson joining in on vocals.

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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