A historic rule change clears the way for the Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed Friday.
Sherrod Brown and other progressive senators held a meeting Monday night with Harry Reid to let the majority leader know they don't intend to give up any more of an already weakened public option. (continued)
Republicans managed once again to block debate on the anti-escalation resolution that continues to stall in the Senate. Democrats had billed the Saturday vote as a referendum on the war and, as Majority Leader Harry Reid rightly pointed out, "A majority of the United States Senate just voted on Iraq, and a majority of the United States Senate is against the escalation in Iraq."