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April 23, 2014 2:11 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Had dinner last night with church friends who are living in a retirement community. I could get used to the ambiance there, plus the not-working thing. Too bad.

Here are some midday news/views treats:

* Self-funding Tea Party guy wins special primary in FL-19. Year of the Republican Establishment not off to the best start.

* Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs “guns everywhere” bill. Now you can rest assured person sitting in the next pew or at the next barstool could be packing heat.

* Speaking of heat-packers, Cliven Bundy attracting quite the motley crew of deranged and heavily armed supporters.

* New JAMA survey shows contraception coverage mandate supported by 69% of respondents.

* Norm Ornstein takes another whack at Green Lantern expections of Obama.

And in non-political news:

* Chicago’s Wrigley Field marks 100th birthday.

As we break for lunch, here’s Garry Moore again, with “King of the Blues.”

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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