The morning’s big news is the narrow 61-36 passage of the stimulus compromise. The three Republican votes come from states that Obama won by at least 10 points—but with Democrats just short of their fillibuster-free majority, moderate Republicans are finding their political capital rising. Some politicians are using the surrounding media blitz to buy themselves some airtime:
A Blue Dog Dem criticizes his own party for lack of bipartisanship on the stimulus. Steele proves he’s in touch with the nation’s youth by wishing the stimulus was free of “bling-bling.”
Meanwhile, the campaign maneuvering never stops.
Another MSNBC host throws his hat in the Senate ring—former Congressman Joe Scarborough is considering a run in Florida. Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman makes her California governor run official.
With Voinovich retiring, Ohio Dems are heading towards a primary battle in 2010.
Tennessee Speaker of the House is booted from the Republican Party.
Fans of a porn star urge her to run against disgraced Louisiana Senator David Vitter.
And finally, take a cue from a bumbling campaign: Here’s what not to do with Twitter.