President Obama met with Jewish members of Congress so that Joe Lieberman could yell at him about loving Iran for a while. The meeting went well, everyone claims. Soon, I'm sure, he'll meet with Muslim members. All one of them.
Harry Reid called a cloture vote on the financial bill. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe voted to stop debate. Maria Cantwell and Russ Feingold voted to continue debate. (As did Scott Brown, who Reid seemed to think was going to support him on this one.) The motion failed. Which means more amendments for everyone!
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @pareene