Opening Act: The Promise of Tim Scott

If Nikki Haley does choose Rep. Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint, the Senate will gain a black Republican on record opposing a Susan Rice nomination.

Quoth Allen West:

I’m a warrior and I’m a statesman and I’m a servant of this republic. I’m not going away just because of a congressional race where he seems to have to cheat to beat me.

You must at least respect his humility.

Comedy Central disagrees with Slate’s grapefruit thesis.

Ezra Klein’s update on possible fiscal cliff deals clears up a lot of mud.

The White House shuts up on Sunday shows.

The Fix’s whip count of possible Republican defectors on taxes reveals how small their caucus is.