Delayed for the holiday, but here it is.
And...I'll go with Syria again. Sure.
What didn't matter? I suppose I'll stick to what I've been saying: the tactics of the Tea Party types against the budget. I've written about that plenty, but basically: if they were going to be "no" votes anyway, it doesn't matter why.
Anyway, let's see what you have. What do you think mattered this week?