Newly elected Representative--and former NFL quarterback--Heath Shuler has gotten himself into the news. Only not the way he would likely have wanted.
First off, there is this little tidbit, which indicates that Shuler is not willing to give religious groups hiring and firing ability when it comes to their participation in Head Start. As Ramesh Ponnuru notes, even some liberals in the House Democratic Caucus believe that this proposal goes a bit too far to the Left. Why Shuler feels he needs to make this proposal is something of a mystery and how he thinks that he will continue to be considered a "conservative Democrat" after proposals like this one similarly boggles the mind.