Happy Birthday to Jessica Pare, 31.
And very quickly, some good stuff:
1. Barack Obama's speech on the economy -- which Ezra Klein calls his best on that subject.
2. Jamelle Bouie on the president's speech.
3. John Sides has a preliminary forecast for 2014 House elections.
4. Adrianna McIntyre on Medicaid.
5. And Brendan Nyhan on polarization.