The Early Returns: Sarkozy Scarfs, Is Obama Back?

The Early Returns is your mid-afternoon peak at the day’s national political news–what’s happened, and what’s happening, across New York and down in Washington.

Nicolas Sarkozy required a special espresso machine at Columbia yesterday. [NYP]

Today he went to D.C. and ate at Ben’s Chili Bowl. [NYT]

Sonia Sotomayor published her first dissent today. [AP]

Before being chosen, that controversial Aqueduct bid wasn’t very highly rated. [NYT]

9/11 is becoming a big issue in a Republican primary in Kentucky. [The Fix]

President Obama explained his busted bracket this morning. [Today via Daily Intel]

He also said the health care bill was moderate. [Caucus]

And he took another swipe at big banks. [WSJ]

He altogther seems to be enjoying himself! [WaPo] The Early Returns: Sarkozy Scarfs, Is Obama Back?