Well, once again, the debt limit negotiations...except that it's hard to know at this point what mattered, and what was just talking points.
What else? I suppose the drama surrounding the non-appointment of Elizabeth Warren, but certainly more broadly the apparent fact that the compromise over filibusters appears to be breaking down in the Senate, on both executive branch nominations and judges.
Libya, I guess. I'm not as convinced as others that the Murdoch scandals matter a lot; there's a real reporting bias there in that the press always believes that stories about the press are important. I'm not saying that there's nothing at all there, but I do think it's a bit overhyped.
OK; what do you think mattered this week?