The odds of a coalition after 2015 recede in your mind the more you chat around Westminster. It's not impossible. But it's not a hot favourite either.
David Cameron's intention is to kill the TV debates altogether, and if not, then to get them out of the way so early that they don't become seismic moments in the election campaign.
Being asked about Greece was a tricky wicket for the Labour leader today. But the contrast with the blatant opportunism and attack mode of the Tories is striking.
Is the Chilcot report into the Iraq war being delayed for political purposes or, more prosaically, just a bit disorganised but doing its best to be fair to witnesses?
The UK election debate on the economy is being fought out in Washington today with both Tories and Labour seeking US backing for their rival political ambitions.
Tony Blair agrees, after several months, to give evidence to the Northern Ireland select committee over "on the run" letters sent to dozens of people.
David Cameron thinks if he's having to put up with Nigel Farage pulling away votes from him in a debate, Labour should have to put up with the Greens stealing votes off them too.
This will not be a decisive moment in the David Cameron renegotiation strategy. And his critics would say the prime minister has a pretty good track record at misreading the German chancellor.
Voting in the race to be leader of the Scottish Labour Party closes tomorrow and some claim echoes of the 2010 battle of the Miliband brothers.
One Treasury source said this was "just where the graph lines happened to end up," implying no champagne popping pencilled in for the big day five years off.
Labour says the government has massively over-estimated how far down the track it is with infrastructure projects. Is it time for a candour deficit reduction plan?
Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander reckons a third or a quarter of cuts are still to come after the election. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says 50 per cent. Who is right?
Tory MPs tell me they suspect the chancellor's getting all his infrastructure and NHS spending news out of the way early because he's given up on getting a hearing for good news on Wednesday.
The idea of an emergency brake on EU immigration remained in David Cameron's speech until a few days ago. But at the last moment, the prime minister pulled back.
The SNP's message all day has been that there's less to the devolution deal than meets the eye. This afternoon they got support for that proposition from the former Labour First Minister Lord (Jack) M