You may be wondering: Since Don Young and William Jefferson have been exposed as shamefully corrupt, what do they spend their time in Congress doing? Answer: Fighting bed bugs. Seriously. Young and Jefferson are among the co-sponsors of the Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2008 (yes, that's its real name), which proposes to provide $200 million over four years in grants to states to fight bed bugs in hotel rooms. Right now the bill's prospects don't look great, but the antiā€“bed bug netroots is mobilizing its membership to lobby for the legislation, so it could be a real dogfight.

Next up: Congress goes after mildew!

(Hat tip: J.B.) 

--Josh Patashnik