It could be a tornado. A hurricane. An act of terrorism in Belgium or Paris. And without fail, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis -- and Ryan’s predecessor, House Speaker John Boehner -- would walk into their weekly press conference on Thursday or Friday morning and offer condolences. Typically speaking from a script, each would strike a somber tone. Extend prayers. Try to offer some hope. Then it would be on to other subjects. The debt limit. Immigration.
The Senate perhaps failed this week to advance any of its immigration-border security plans because of the order in which members voted on the four proposals. Pitchers and catchers are now in Arizona and Florida for spring training. And even in Cactus and Grapefruit League games, the batting order means a lot in baseball. A speedy guy with a high on-base percentage hits first. Someone who makes contact a lot bats second. The “RBI” men bat third, fourth and fifth.
Lawmakers and media will exhaust an inordinate amount of time fileting Trump’s annual fiscal entreaty. But ironically, the budget won’t amount to anything. It would be more fruitful to parse the rhetorical meaning of the expression “Dilly Dilly” in Budweiser commercials. Federal budgets don’t count for much. They’re just a criterion of how an executive, in a perfect world, would spend federal dollars. Budgets are aspirational. They outline what’s important and not so important to an administration.
With Billy Graham lying in honor in Capitol Rotunda next wk, Hse GOP ldrshp announces votes are no longer expected in the House on Wednesday, February 28, or Thursday, March 1. Last votes for the week are next Tuesday night
Schumer: The president is pushing for action on..comprehensive background checks – that the NRA opposes. The last time he showed support for sensible gun reform - no fly, no buy - he quickly dropped his support once the NRA opposed it. I hope this..will be different
Schumer: The real test of President Trump and the Republican Congress is not words and empathy, but action. Will President Trump and the Republicans finally buck the NRA and get something done? Could this time be different?
Schumer: The NRA is once again spewing pathetic, out of touch ideas, blaming everything but guns. In the past, even after horrible shootings and empathetic words, President Trump and congressional Republicans have toed the NRA line. hope this time will be different.
Ryan announces that Billy Graham “will lie in honor” in the US Capitol Rotunda from Feb 28-March 1. Lying “in honor” is a level below “lying in state.” Recently, Reagan, Ford & Sen Inouye laid “in state.” Rosa Parks & USCP officers Jacob Chesnut/John Gibson laid “in honor”
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