And now a late edition of what mattered this week...
Well, the jobs reports are always important, so I'll start with that: good enough to prevent panic and despair, but otherwise more of the same, which is certainly not what one should be calling good news. The various developments in Europe continue to matter.
I should note, I suppose, that some judges were confirmed by the Senate this week. Progress! As with the jobs numbers, not exactly good news, though, given that it pretty much just catches up for a lousy September.
I'm not sure any of the maneuvering around the jobs bill really amounted to much. Or the China bill, for that matter.
Oh, we had Chris Christie not running...I don't know how to count that, since I had previously assumed he wasn't running. The big Sarah Palin decision, I think, did matter -- she would have been disruptive had she entered the primaries and caucuses, and that at least is done now. I'm not sure that anything else in WH 2012 had any long-term consequences.
Syria seemed to lead the foreign news...What else I should include there?
That's it for me. What do you think mattered this week?