More news on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA):  last week, Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, long considered a critical swing vote for both sides, came out in opposition to EFCA.  Click here to read the New York Times’ coverage.  Specter’s "no" means that the pro-EFCA senators will fall short of the 60 votes they need to overcome an expected Republican filibuster. 

You know the Republicans are serious when they trot out Joe the Plumber.  And they have, according to the Huffington Post, in an effort to defeat EFCA.  We’re not sure if Joe’s support is going to matter much, but at least it increases the entertainment value.