Why, oh why, can't we have a better press corpse?
AP makes a funny: Lawmakers return to Capitol to clean up leftovers. Those leftovers include: Taxes on the rich, or not (lead, five paragraphs), passing a temporary budget extension; food bills; airport screening; DADT.
Notice anything missing?
The House will likely try again to pass an extension of federal unemployment benefits this week. An attempt to fast-track the extension of benefits before the Thanksgiving break failed. This week's attempt "would most likely be subject to regular procedural rules, making the process more lengthy but requiring only a simple majority," the Detroit News reports.
Even if that bill passes the House, it would still face Republican opposition in the Senate — making any extension of federal unemployment benefits this week unlikely at best.
The expiration of federal benefits will hit more than 600,000 unemployed Americans this week and another 2 million next month, making for a dreary holiday season for many.
A million here, a million there. Pretty soon you're talking about real suffering!
Yes, the DISemployed are "leftovers" indeed; so "left over" that our chattering classes don't even mention them!