Democrats and Republicans were able to agree on very little before heading home for the campaign trail. Unfortunately one of the items on the menu was the budget for the upcoming year.
However in eschewing any tough votes before they break, lawmakers had at least one motivation in common, according to Senate leader Harry Reid, 'We may not agree on much, but I think, with rare exception, all 100 senators want to get out of here and get back to their states.' Impressive. Read more about the lack of action here.