— The House GOP leadership will brief the media this morning after their final closed-door conference meeting of the session. Majority Leader John Boehner does MSNBC's Hardball at 5:00 pm. The Democratic leadership will hold a press conference to slam the "rubber-stamp" Republican Congress.
The Los Angeles Times writes that the Senate might not be able to pass a bill -- already approved by the House -- that would make it a crime for someone to avoid parental consent laws by taking a minor to another state to have an abortion. "That would leave Republicans with few trophies to show their socially conservative base as they try to motivate voters in the final six weeks of the fiercely contested 2006 campaign."