â€¢ Say hello to the newly instated Senator Stuart Smalley.
â€¢ FDA panel recommends a ban on seven prescription painkillers, including Percocet and Vicodin.
â€¢ Surprise! Just-passed House energy bill larded with corporate welfare and pork projects.
â€¢ Census data show that cities are making a comeback, at the expense of suburbs.
â€¢ States hit hardest by the recession seeing a smaller proportional share of stimulus spending.