After all of that, we suggest Americans watch something to take their minds off of the unappealing process of law-making, like sausage-making.
How about some escapist TV? CBS is reminding viewers that it's not too late to catch up with "Hostages," which follows a rogue FBI agent threatening to kill the family of the president's doctor if she doesn't kill the president.
On second thought, I think we've had our fill of drawn-out Washington, D.C.-based hostage dramas for a while.
Future looks bright, even if he isn't: Monroe police tracked down a suspect in a residential burglary after some compelling clues were left behind at the crime scene, including a business card with the man's name on it. "It's clear he is not a criminal mastermind," said a sheriff's office spokeswoman.
And people wonder where we're going to find candidates with keen minds and helpful attitudes to run for Congress.
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