Happy Birthday to Terry Chambers, 57.
And some good stuff:
1. A good Medicaid update from Sarah Kliff.
2. Nice item from Jonathan Cohn about how Barack Obama really does differ from Mitt Romney despite not actually being a crazed communist or anything like that.
3. I had assumed we would be getting a short-term Continuing Resolution to kick the question of FY 2013 appropriations beyond the election, so it would be considered along with the sequester and the rest of the year-end traffic jam. But Stan Collender makes a pretty good argument that House Republicans aren't going to allow it, and we could be in for a pre-election mess. I still don't think so; however, I'm going to start keeping an eye on it.
4. And speaking of which, here's a Dylan Matthews explainer about the fiscal cliff.