'It's good to be home'
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) accepts applause as he makes his first public appearance Tuesday after experiencing a life-threatening brain hemorrhage eight months ago. Supporters and his daughter, Kelsey, and granddaughter Trualem (left) helped welcome him in Sioux Falls, S.D. "Wow, You guys are a sight for sore eyes," he said. "It's good to be home." (AP photo by Dirk Lammers / August 28, 2007) Chicago Tribune
Johnson's return puts the number of senators that vote with the Democrats at 50. We now only need 17 Republican votes to break the president's veto.