The health care reconciliation bill passed tonight, after Senate Republicans sent it back to the House and forced vote after vote on amendments they had no chance of winning.

So that's it, it's done. All the shenanigans are over (for now) and both bills are through. Whew.

Now Congress heads home for a 2-week break, with many Democrats facing threats and vandalism to their offices over their votes on health care. If the right weren't so adamant about protecting the sanctity of life, I'd be a little worried.