Apparently, there is some huge military confilict giong on in Irack, or something or other. I really don't know enough (or care) to comment on that, so I will trust Fox News to get you the information you need.
Anywho...judging from the media reports, the only story in the world is that the Dems are in complete disarray. From the media reports that I have been reading, I get the impression that the Dem caucaus has devolved into such a state of chaos that Barney Frank was drinking goat's blood from the freshly decapitated skull of John Dingell.
Why have things gotten so bad? The Democrats had an ELECTION for Majority Leader and there was more than one candidate. That, my friends, is really bad for democracy. Never mind the fact that the Republicans put Trent "Wary of the Colored Folk" Lott into the number two spot in the Senate, the real story is that the Democrats are feasting on human flesh simply because Steny Hoyer beat out John Murtha as Majority Leader.
NOTE TO WHOEVER CRAFTS THE NARRATIVES: The Democrats are not a monolithic party. They are trying to usher in a 'new' era of politics where those that are voted into office decide on the issues, not on strict party loyalty. They are trying to be everything the Delay Republicans were not, they are going to try (and hopefully not fail) at restoring decorum to the House and Senate. This means that from time to time, there are going to be inter-party disagreements. This is not a sign of sickness, this is a sign of a healthy democracy.