Today, we learned that South Carolinians think Mark Sanford should resign, though he isn't planning to; Norm Coleman isn't polling too well after conceding his legal battle; and Sen. Chris Dodd asked regulators to prepare to enforce a provision that could protect credit cardholders from rate increases before the new credit card legislation takes effect.

We also ruminated on how an economic rebound in 2010 could benefit Democrats; and how Sen. Al Franken's presence in the Senate doesn't mean a sure victory for labor's top priority, the Employee Free Choice Act.

Tomorrow: President Obama attends the G-8 summit and meets with Pope Benedict XVI; Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner testifies at a joint hearing of the House Agriculture Committee and House Financial Services Comittee on derivatives reguation; Vice President Joe Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy-Ann DeParle hold a Middle Class Task Force roundtable discussion with small business owners and employees on rising health care costs.

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