Congress can add the nomination of Michael Mukasey to list of issues before it this week.
Mukasey's selection is being seen as a compromise move by the Bush White House, which is not in a position to fight Congress on the attorney general nomination. It is also being considered a boost for Rudolph Giuliani's presidential campaign. Mukasey is judicial advisor to the Republican candidate's campaign and he once worked for Giuliani as an assistant U.S. attorney in New York.
Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is rolling out its health care proposal, with an eye toward the failed "Hillary Care" program she proposed in the 1990s. The latest proposal from the New York Democrat is much simpler and looks a lot like the health care system Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing for California.
And despite two failed presidential campaigns and a 2004 loss to Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, conservative Alan Keyes is taking another shot at the White House. Keyes has announced he is a candidate for the Republican nomination.