There's a cheery buzz in Washington about the new royal baby, with politicos across party lines firing off congratulatory tweets. But there's a gender gap: female colleagues seem more excited.
The Senate filibuster deal avoids the severe political backlash of the 'nuclear option' – for now. It recognizes the filibuster's historic role in protecting minority interests, a lesson for newly democratic countries like Egypt.
Student loans are center stage today as the Senate votes on a Democratic plan to return interest rates on federal Stafford loans to a fixed rate of 3.4 percent for another year. Meanwhile, some senators are backing a bipartisan proposal to tie interest rates on student loans to the Treasury. How would the two plans affect students?