Guess the editors of the New York Times didn’t think the defeat of the Coburn Amendment was important. No word about it in the Washington Post either.

Here’s the obligatory Washington Times story:

The president pro tem of the Senate got his $230 million bridge, but only after he threatened to quit if he didn’t.

Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, the chamber’s senior Republican, became furious when Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, offered an amendment yesterday that would have forbidden building the bridge and sent some of the money to rebuild the Interstate 10 bridge across Lake Pontchartrain, which was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

To the editors and writers of the NY Times and the Post, the Coburn amendment wasn’t even worthy of a brief.