Assuming Al Franken eventually takes his seat in the Senate and that Arlen Specter votes with the rest of the caucus, the Democrats enjoy a 60-40 margin in the Senate and can effectively block any attempts by the minority at filibuster. Or maybe not.
Senator Burris of Illinois is clearly on the hot seat as news arises that he was much more, shall we say, interested in the Senate seat soon to be vacated by Barack Obama than he has previously let on.
Burris is at worst guilty of perjury, and at best guilty of obstruction of justice. Will the Senate do the right thing and expel him? Or will his vote prove to be too important to lose?