A very public spat between Senators Dick Durbin of Illinois and Chuck Schumer of New York is dashing Democrats' hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement.
The prosecution has begun an aggressive cross-examination of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the ousted Illinois governor's corruption retrial.Prosecutor Reid Schar asked Blagojevich if he was a convicted liar.
If all had gone well, congressional leaders would have been sipping on Slurpees at the White House Thursday. President Obama called a meeting with Republican and Democratic leaders to discuss economic concerns, particularly the soon-to-expire Bush tax cuts.