Weekend preview: Healthcare aftermath

Capitol Hill has wrapped up a frenzied, historic run into the Easter recess, passing healthcare reform but leaving some unfinished business as lawmakers prepare to return to their home districts.

Stay tuned to The Hill this weekend for the aftermath of the healthcare reform vote, from Republican challenges to the legislation to what the prolonged debate and eventual success did for President Barack Obama.

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Looking forward to midterm elections, campaign reporter Sean J. Miller is on the road with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) as he's aided in his reelection effort by his former running mate, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Miller will also be reporting from events of the former congressman giving McCain a run for his money for the GOP nomination, J.D. Hayworth.

Also on TheHill.com this weekend:

— Democrats are banking on another backlash against Senate Republicans for leaving town without extending unemployment benefits. For the second time in March, GOP senators are blocking swift passage of an extension to unemployment insurance.
— With the decidedly partisan healthcare bill barely out of the way, lawmakers are swiftly jumping on board a very bipartisan effort to swiftly impose sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.
— What do Republicans see as the last line of defense against healthcare reform? Log on to The Hill this weekend to find out.

Read these stories and much more — plus continuous news updates in the Blog Briefing Room, Twitter Room, Hillicon Valley, E2-Wire, Ballot Box and the new financial blog, On the Money — over the next few days at TheHill.com.