The 8 things you didn’t read today (but should have)


Labor Day is over. Back to work. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Given yesterday's holiday, today is basically Monday -- which means you probably had a lot of news to catch up with this morning. Here's what you might have missed during the day in politics that's worth reading.

  • The Washington Post's Sean Sullivan listed the top five midterm campaigns you never thought would be so entertaining. (The Alaska gubernatorial race wins the #1 slot.) Over at the Daily Beast, Ben Jacobs rounded up the top five "weird, unpredictable" Senate races.
  • Need more lists? Here's one about the nine expensive races that will decide whether Republicans get a Senate majority this year. There are charts.
  • High Times magazine has been writing about drugs and counterculture for 40 years. Niraj Chokshi wrote about their big anniversary without using any puns.
  • Emily Schultheis wrote about big spending in gubernatorial races over at National Journal. A few races that looked close a few months ago -- like Pennsylvania's and Ohio's -- now look to be set. Inevitably, close races have appeared elsewhere in places you wouldn't expect.
  • Most people spent the past two months relaxing and doing summer things. Potential 2016 candidates spent the past two months visiting New Hampshire and courting presidential speculation. Here's a roundup of possible presidents' vacations from the Wall Street Journal.
  • Eric Cantor resigned from Congress last month -- and already has a new gig. Annie Lowrey interviewed  a former lawyer and Senate staffer about what the former majority leader's new Wall Street gig might mean.
  • Which state will be the next to expand Medicaid? Governing Magazine tries to predict.
  • If you are a vapid granola who hates babies, don't even bother applying to be Rep. Steve Stockman's last intern.
Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.
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