I was asked not long ago on CNN which candidate would better end the gridlock on Capitol Hill. I replied Obama, of course, because Democrats are likely to control both chambers and intra-party gridlock is always less time consuming than inter-party fights: witness the 80+ cloture motions Reid has filed so far this session. But, truthfully, McCain would likely work pretty well with the Dems given his bi-partisan record (McCain-Lieberman, McCain-Feingold, Gang of 14, etc). But, then again, just about anyone would probably work better with Congress than Bush. After a week’s vacation, here’s a story today about laying the groundwork for next year’s legislative calendar.