Here's a report from MSNBC's "First Read," the content of which you might already be familiar with:
Vice President Joe Biden could play a bigger role when it comes to the health-care process going forward than most people previously understood.
Former Senate parliamentarian of 37 years Robert Dove said on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown that the vice president, who also functions as the president of the Senate, can override the parliamentarian when it comes to what qualifies under reconciliation.
"The parliamentarian only can advise," Dove said. "It is the vice president who rules."
That news went blazing around the Twitter-sphere this morning:
NEWS to a lot of folks today RT @angieholan ex-sen parliamentarian says Biden could have role in deciding whether reconciliation is a go
News to a lot of folks. But not you! Around here, that news is five weeks old, thanks to the InterTubes and our friends elsewhere in the blogosphere!
Yay, you! You're pretty well-informed, for a Dirty F-ing Hippie!