Congressmen Ami Bera, David Cicilline, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger talk problem solving.
FRESHMAN BLUES: House freshmen, who entered office a year ago wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, are getting a reality check: It's almost impossible to get anything done in a hyper-partisan Congress: Marin Cogan for POLITICO: Republican freshmen get reality check
NO LABELS NOVEMBER POLITICAL BRIEFING: Long-time political guru Bob Keefe discusses super PACs, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the campaign for the Republican nomination in his monthly political briefing: Bob Keefe for the No Labels Blog: November Political Briefing
CAN THEY GET IT DONE? Congress has a big to-do list before it takes a long break. With partisan clashes on almost every item, it is not clear they can finish: Humberto Sanchez and Daniel Newhauser for Roll Call: Daunting To-Do List Before Leaving D.C.
ROBO-BLAME: The DCCC is running a robocall campaign to lay the blame for Super Committee failure on Republicans: Joshua Miller for Roll Call: DCCC Launches Robocall Campaign on Super Committee Failure
FOES TO BROS: President Clinton praised Newt Gingrich over the weekend for his philosophical approach to politics. The former political enemies have a respectful relationship: Christian Heinze for The Hill: From former foes to political bros
TOE THE LINE: Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee are demanding that Republican leadership punish members who defected on a recent minibus appropriations bill. When both parties are so entrenched, members tend to vote as a block: Molly Hooper for The Hill: Cardinals to Boehner: Crack the Whip