Some elections are contests between voters who are happy and voters who are not. This fall's elections are of a different sort: Since almost all the voters are unhappy with politics, the battle will be over which party gets the blame for dysfunction, inaction and disillusionment.
You could say that a filibuster occurs when a senator drones on and on. The problem with the U.S. Senate was that there were too few senators speaking about drones this week.
A look at the day's political happenings, including President Obama naming a new SEC head and Joe Biden dispensing some interesting earthquake advice during a Google+ "Fireside Hangout."
Sen Joseph Lieberman says he will never let any form of public option -- opt-out, trigger or otherwise -- through the Senate, citing budget concerns This -- despite CBO estimates showing the health reform bill reducing the deficit over 10 years -- from a senator who has thrown billions at boondoggles (continued).
President Bush has finally been forced to capitulate when it comes to the judiciary, after igniting a firestorm by announcing he would stand by the nominations of three conservative judges that had been blocked by Democrats. Bush conceded on Tuesday, announcing that all three nominees had withdrawn from the process.