Saturday, August 17, 2019

MixedTimes - Chad Pergram

For Congress, it's kick or receive

We’re now at halftime in the 115th Congress. Congressional Democrats may be in the minority, but they positioned themselves to defer at the beginning of the game, receiving the kickoff to start the second session of this Congress.

Politics like sports: Democrat-GOP, Moore-anybody but Moore, Ohio-Michigan

American politics is really pretty simple. One can distill the American political experience into a singular, collegiate athletic series, historically played at the end of the year by two of the country’s most-storied football programs, Michigan and Ohio, alternately in Ann Arbor or Columbus, respectively.

Politics like sports: Democrat-GOP, Moore-anybody but Moore, Michigan-Ohio St.

American politics is really pretty simple. One can distill the American political experience into a singular, collegiate athletic series, historically played at the end of the year by two of the country’s most-storied football programs, Michigan and Ohio, alternately in Ann Arbor or Columbus, respectively.

Dem Rep. Gutierrez testing waters for potential 2020 presidential run

After Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez abruptly announced his retirement Tuesday and endorsed a successor without revealing his future political plans, Fox News has learned the outspoken immigration advocate will be testing the waters for a potential 2020 presidential bid.

Storm of sexual harassment claims engulfs Capitol Hill

We’re practically at an epidermal-absorption level now when it comes to Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., and reports by female members and aides about sexual harassment in the halls of Congress.

Lawmakers look for quick exit in jam-packed week

Wanna get away? No. This isn’t a Southwest Airlines advertisement where a man mistakenly climbs into an Uber – which turns out to be the getaway car for a pair of bank robbers.

Trump's dalliances with Hill Dems? It's all in the numbers

Numbers are an immutable constant on Capitol Hill, like how many lawmakers vote yea or nay on an issue. And they help explain President Trump’s recent dalliances with Democrats on immigration and fiscal policies including the recent deal to avoid a government shutdown.

Is Congress really or really not on recess?

Congress isn’t in session. But it is. Yet nobody’s here. Lawmakers say they want to be in Washington. But they really don’t. So they aren’t. Yet they kind of are.

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