Over in Colorado, an anti-abortion organization is really mad at Ken Salazar. However, I'm projecting that Ken Salazar has a 100 percent chance of retaining his seat, because Ken Salazar is the Secretary of the Interior.
Is the benefit of the extra oil we will get from deepwater drilling (half a year's worth of additional crude) worth the environmental risks of another major accident? The Obama administration has obviously decided yes.
While most incoming members of Congress will get sworn in on the traditional timeline, there are a handful who will be sworn in immediately. This could alter the balance of power between the parties for the "lame duck" session.