The 111th Congress produced some real eleventh-hour gains for the Obama administration, and by extension the president’s party, but some Democrats, such as Sen. Harry Reid and outgoing Sen. Arlen Specter, aren’t ready to get over some of the biggest partisan clashes of the last two years. –KA

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First, the soft-spoken Reid told a reporter that if the GOP doesn’t move on immigration reform during the next Congress, it’ll be because “they have real problems with their mental capacity.” Ouch. Next, his office released a list of major events that happened while the START arms treaty was under consideration in an effort to illustrate how the GOP held up the process while claiming it did not receive an adequate hearing. Those events included the Chilean mining incident, the BP oil spill, the World Cup, and Donovan McNabb debuting with the Redskins—only to ride the bench twice. Zing!

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