A lot has happened while the gang was away. Joe and Nick discuss the President’s national security speech hinting at a reformed War on Terror and new drone usage policy unveiled right before another shakeup of the national security team. The gang also puts on their lawyer hats to discuss the new nominations to the D.C. Circuit, where charges of court-packing, filibusters, and the long-discussed “nuclear option” collide. Finally, the gang discusses the loss of Frank Lautenberg and Chris Christie’s despicable efforts to waste taxpayer dollars to save some Republican jobs. Oh and we bid farewell to that Sweet Princess of the North, Michele Bachmann, leaving Congress at the end of this term.