First things first: House Repubs have picked John Boehner as minority leader.
Now to today's top stories:
The folks here at KC Buzz Blog engaged in a spirited debate Thursday. The topic: will America forget about Nancy Pelosi's defeat in the majority leader race, or would she prefer that the front page of every newspaper in America not contain a variation of the headline "Pelosi loses first test"?
In Vietnam, President Bush says Vietnam is not quite like Iraq. But to ask the question -- while he's in Vietnam -- is, in some ways, to answer it. Rep. Ike Skelton, soon to take over the House Armed Services Committee, continues to worry about what he sees in Iraq.
The Post details the thoughts of Sen. John McCain -- a Vietnam veteran -- as he edges closer to the 2008 presidential race.
In local news, Mike Mansur and Lynn Horsley chronicle another hurdle for city councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver.
Lynn also says there will be limits on how much cash you (and we do mean you) can pour into the city's council and mayoral races (second item.)
Mike Hendricks says it isn't time to invest your money in the mayor's race anyway.
Posted by Dave Helling