From the "Some days ya' eat the bear…" file.
Good news abounds...
AFP - President Barack Obama Wednesday signed a historic law repealing a ban on gays serving openly in the military, and the Senate prepared to hand him another win by backing a new Russia nuclear deal.71-26? Why did that have to seem so hard?
Reuters - A bill to provide medical care for firefighters and other responders to the September 11, 2001 attacks passed the Senate on Wednesday after backers struck a deal to end a Senate Republican blockade of the measure.
AP - The U.S. Senate approved a new strategic nuclear arms treaty with Russia on Wednesday, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory in his drive to improve ties with Moscow and curb the spread of atomic weapons to other countries.
The Senate voted 71-26 in favor of ratification after a contentious debate that threatened traditional bipartisanship on national security affairs.
(Yeah, that's a rhetorical question.)