1. Chuck Schumer knows more than the CBO:
"CBO's scoring is a little bit wacky," Schumer said of the nonpartisan agency's estimates.
2. Take her word for it:
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday rejected suggestions she had been sidelined by President Barack Obama, her rival for last year's Democratic presidential nomination.
3. Al Gore, McCarthyite?
4. VIDEO: Barbara Boxer gets put in her place! Yes ma'am!
5. Yup, you're paying for it: birth control for horses.