Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we’ll come to you live from the studios of AM 1280 The Patriot instead of my home studio. Today, Kerry Picket of the Washington Times brings us up to date on all of the doings inside the nation’s capital, Andy McCarthy gives us a sneak peek at his address tomorrow at Ebenezers Coffeehouse at 7:30 AM in DC, sponsored by Hillsdale College, on the latest from the war on terror. And if you think the latest scandals have us needing a scorecard for House positions, John Randall of the NRCC will join us to provide it — and to talk to us about their latest effort, Code Red.

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