Keeping up with Congress

It’s 5 o’clock. Do you know where your Congressional representatives are?

Sen. Al Franken (D) railed on “judicial activism” today as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) said she was “irritated” by “mostly anonymous” critiques of Sotomayor’s judicial temperament.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) yesterday briefly held up a House resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood. The resolution was ostensibly designed to pinch Republican lawmakers who have skirted the edge of the “birther” movement by noting in the text that President Barack Obama was indeed born in Hawaii.

Salon reports that the resolution later passed the House unanimously with Bachmann voting “yea.”

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