–Still searching for a brave soul to take over the DSCC, Harry Reid and White House court Patty Murray.
—Jack Lew has been confirmed as White House budget director.
–Ben Bernanke, wading deeper into political waters, not only gives a full-throated defense of QE2, but endorses short-term fiscal stimulus.
–Josh Barro is not impressed with Americans For Tax Reform’s deficit plan.
–Mitt Romney eyes a streamlined presidential bid.
–The New York Times profiles Cathie Black, New York City’s new schools chancellor.
–And Joe Biden wants the chili (and other anecdotes from an amusing Q&A with GQ.)
What did I miss?