Sunday, June 16, 2019

MixedTimes - Chad Pergram

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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