A look at the day's political happenings, including Todd Akin back on the campaign trail and news on a birtherism convention.
Note: That headline was not intended to be a factual statement. Rather, it mimics a curious strategy used by Sen. Jon Kyl when he vastly overstated the percentage of Planned Parenthood's budget that goes to providing abortions.
After a brief moment of bipartisan-themed grandstanding the day before, things got back to normal on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, with Senate Republicans plotting to make the most of the next few weeks by doing their darndest to derail any Democratic-backed legislation in the works.
Overcoming the objections of Democrat Ben Nelson and 39 of his Republican friends, 60 senators passed a key procedural vote Tuesday, making an extension of unemployment benefits a near certainty. Senators siding with the jobless included 56 Democrats, two independents and the Republican senators from Maine.
Someone might want to call President Barack Obama's attention to the main message of Paul Krugman's latest Op-Ed column in The New York Times: This whole bipartisanship idea isn't going to catch on in Congress Krugman takes the recent example of the bill-blockading gymnastics of Sen Jim Bunning (pictured above), along with (continued).