I am finally returned, rested and recovered from CPAC. Fortunately, unlike other years, this CPAC only forced me to confront my claustrophobia in the main hallways, and not in a dark and dank ballroom, which should cut down on the post traumatic stress quite a bit.
Plus, this Monday is greeted with an intriguing Congressional retirement: Sen. Barbara Mikulski, firebrand of Delaware's Senate delegation, will retire while still in her prime (at least, as far as Congressional median age is concerned), at a spry 78 and after a mere 5 terms in the Senate.
The longest serving woman in Congress in U.S. history is ready to retire. Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski will not seek a sixth term in the Senate in 2016.
Mikulski made the announcement at a news conference in the Fells Point neighborhood in Baltimore Monday morning.
"I am here today ... to announce I will not be seeking a sixth term in the United States Senate," Mikulski said. "This is a hard decision to make."