This morning on WLS/Chicago, I called upon Josh Kraushaar of to talk about the impending retirement of Supreme Court Justice David Souter. We discussed possible replacements, and the obstacles to getting them confirmed.

Then we turned to Arlen Specter’s party switch, which puts the Democrats in even firmer control of Washington, but means they’ll now have to live up that burden. We also discussed what this means for the ever-shrinking GOP, whether other Republicans might jump ship, and whether they’ll become less focused on social issues (like gay marriage) where they’re out of step with the majority of the nation.

Throw in Joe Biden’s flu gaffe and Jim Bunning’s possible departure from the Senate, and you have a comprehensive look at the week in Washington.

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