The Week in Brief
– I'd missed this news until I spotted a Wall Street Journal story on campaign romances: Ron Paul 2008 Communications Director Jesse Benton is engaged to Valori Pyeatt, Ron Paul's granddaughter. Congratulations to both of them.
– Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battled across Pennsylvania and met at the most unforgiving debate since South Carolina.
– Barney Frank introduced his medical marijuana bill.
– Vanquished Republican congressman Wayne Gilchrest's campaign manager jumped to work for the Democrat opposing the new GOP candidate, Andy Harris.
– Alan Keyes rejoined the presidential race.
Below the Fold
– Bob Bauer (Obama's legal eagle) smacks John McCain around on campaign finance law.
– Roy Edroso attacks conservative and libertarian bloggers, including a few friends of reason. But I can't say I never laughed.
– Julian Sanchez defends the Jefferson 1.
– Marc Montoni has tough questions for Bob Barr.
This week's Politics 'n' Prog medalist comes from France. Hell, why not?