Democratic Senator Kent Conrad has a brilliant plan to take on the massive federal deficit. It involves a "task force," of course. But not just any task force: he has envisioned a task force of unimaginable uselessness.
Harry Reid won a compromise between Senate Centrists and Senate Liberals: centrists killed the public option and liberals get the privilege of voting for something that they could argue resembles a public option, sort of.
Good news: Health Care passed the House. The narrow margin of victory is not a cause for concern, that's just what good whipping looks like. In a functional political system, that'd be it. But no! Now we have the Senate.