Events in Libya, Syria, Yemen...there's also news from Somalia this morning.
Newt's staff leaving doesn't matter directly, since he was never a serious contender, but the general sense that Rick Perry is more in than out right now does matter for the GOP nomination.
The demise of the Peter Diamond nomination to the Fed is a big deal, in itself and as part of the continuing disaster with executive branch nominations.
I'm behind in reading about it, but I get the sense that the CA redistricting map is a big deal.
That's what I have. What do you think mattered this week?