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Behind the sideshow, America's mayors did something in 2013 that the federal government couldn't get close to.
The bill is seen as a first step in fighting back against litigants who abuse the system by filing patent-infringement lawsuits.
But does he have a point?
"We're convinced that it's going to be the next big paradigm in transportation."
In the latest example of creative start-ups in the Washington area, one company will donate a bar of soap to an impoverished child for every bar of soap it sells.
"Parklets" are cropping up in cities around the country. And they could have huge benefits.
Book prices have gone up 82 percent in the last decade, and Al Franken and Dick Durbin are planning to thwart more growth.