A bipartisan group of senators has reconvened to come up with a grand bargain on deficit reduction and avoid the fiscal cliff. But observers are skeptical that they'll come up with a deal that Congress will accept.
Want to fix the Senate? Two former Senate aides—a Democratic staffer and a GOP-backed Senate parliamentarian—have a new book out this week suggesting reforms that wouldn't even require a bill to pass Congress, according to Roll Call's preview of the book.
Today, xkcd had some fun at the expense of our less formal Senators:
This made me wonder - what do Senators actually tweet about? So I wrote a Python script to scrape every Senate's last 20 tweets so I could analyze them. Here are the most commonly used words, filtering out both common words like "and" or "the" and URL contents like "http" and "www".