Just a couple of quickies: the first lottery indictment has been handed down, and it's unlikely to be the last.
Also, the US House restored the ban on natural gas exploration off the Outer Banks. The amendment came from a Florida Republican, and NC's delegation voted for it 7 to 6. That's every Democrat and coastal Republican Walter Jones voting to restore the ban, and every single (stinking, filthy, rotten, etc.) non-coastal Republican voting to louse up the OBX. Perpwalk: Foxx, Coble, Hayes, Myrick, McHenry, and Charlie "I'd hit a baby for a buck" Taylor.