Sen. Edward Kennedy (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Ted Kennedy returned to his D.C. home last night -- his first time in the city since July. "He thought this would be a good time to be back," said spokesman Anthony Coley. "He may pop into the office at some point." Kennedy, battling brain cancer, will stay until Thanksgiving; undecided if he'll join the post-election Senate session.
Libertarian Bob Barr -- who brags he's the only presidential candidate with a concealed-firearm permit (he holsters a .45 Glock) -- yesterday offered a "new, in the box, hard to find, 12 gauge Mossberg Model 590A pump shotgun" to the donor who contributes the highest sum by midnight tonight.