How Congressional action might have changed things.
The Senate is expected to advance an aid deal in the coming days, but opposition from Republicans might hold up final passage.
The partisan bickering isn't over, but there's a strong desire to secure at least some modest bipartisan deals.
While polling shows climate change near bottom of voters' priorities, it remains key with Dem donors.
Hint: It involves campaign cash.
It's not many -- but it's more than previous years.
New York's junior senator has boosted her standing despite losing a big policy fight Thursday.
The battle over a turned-off microphone continues.