In other news, The New York Times is reporting that House Republicans have virtually no plans to take up any further major legislation in 2012.
Of course we already kind of assumed that. It's been lame-duck since the Tea Party took over in 2010. The only bills that have passed since then have been the result of hostage scenarios and austerity trolling.
The Violence Against Women Act and the Transportation omnibus spending bill still haven't been passed. And the media will kindly ignore this.