Apparently, I picked up on what would be the prevailing story of this year's Golden Globes right away. Not three minutes into the show, I made the following comment on our Monkey See liveblog: "I think Gervais' goal is to get run out of this broadcast on a rail."
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) will not seek re-election in 2012, NPR's Ken Rudin has confirmed.
The Associated Press broke the word about Conrad's decision a short time ago.
First elected to the Senate in 1986, the 62-year-old Conrad is one of the longer-serving Democrats in the chamber -- and not having him on the ballot raises yet another challenge to his party's bid to hold its slim Senate majority.
Last year, North Dakota Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan opted not to run again. His seat has been filled by Republican John Hoeven.
Look at your friends and family. Look at yourself in the mirror.
Chances are good that quite a few people in your social circle have health trouble that would make it a lot more expensive or impossible to get health insurance, according to an analysis the Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday morning.