Several former rivals of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann were quick to applaud the now-suspended campaign run by the only woman to have sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In ending her own bid for the White House, Bachmann did not offer a specific endorsement.
D.C. Council members got started on their 2012 legislative agenda Wednesday, but observers were far more interested in who wasn't in attendance: Harry Thomas Jr., the council member said to be close to a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
Occupy protesters in D.C. have faced harsh challenges in recent days, with sanitation concerns closing down the kitchen at McPherson Square, and a lawsuit filed to prevent the seizure of their tents by park police.
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