Political Animal


September 02, 2014 2:06 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Nothing like the day after a holiday weekend to find yourself in Slow News Land. So there will be some midday tidbits that ordinarily would stay in the pantry:

* Dave Weigel hired by Bloomberg to anchor its new politics “brand.”

* In other journalism news, WaPo replaces Katharine Weymouth with former Politico CEO Frederick Ryan, first non-Graham-family publisher.

* And in tragic news, second U.S. journalist murdered on video by ISIS.

* HuffPost’s polling-only Senate forecast shows Democrats with slightly higher chance than Republicans of holding Senate this year.

* Steve King brings in Michelle Malkin for big home-district event; she calls him “national treasure.”

And in non-political news:

* Manhattan Denny’s offers “Grand Cru Slam” for $300; includes bottle of Dom Perignon.

As we break for lunch, here’s Billy Preston covering Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

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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