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July 23, 2014 5:00 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Fourth day in Georgia and temperature hasn’t topped 90 yet! And it’s in mid-70s back in Central Cali, which is balmy for there.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Iowa’s Steve King says Obama “not raised in the American experience.” Really wish this troglodyte had consented to run for the Senate.

* GOPers willing to vote against border funding bill even if it includes money for Israel’s Iron Dome.

* Greg Sargent highlights CNN poll showing 72% of Republicans don’t think Obamacare has helped anybody (presumably not even those people).

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein dismantles Chuck Schumer’s arguments in favor of a “top two” nonpartisan primary system like California’s.

* At College Guide, Clare McCann notes money for refugee crisis could divert funds from the federal education budget.

And in non-political news:

* Apple profits up even though iPad sales down.

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with a taste of Alison Krauss’ fiddlin’ talent in a Union Station bluegrass jam. Amazing musicianship all around.

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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