They've passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, a farm bill, and even a budget. Despite a lot of squabbling, the US Senate has actually gotten quite a bit done. Sadly, most everything they pass on to the House is destined to die there.
How frustrating is it for Senators?
Just one of the topics James Rainey of the L.A. Times, and Nancy Cook of National Journal tackle in our weekly analysis of the news, The Friday Flashback.