Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade)

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@WashingtonPost Congress reporter. @CNN Political Analyst. @POLITICO alum. Ex-ballerina. Spaghetti-obsessed. Email tips: Rachael.Bade@washpost.com.

Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

2010-07-15 15:35:28

5/ Here's  @Rep. Jamie Raskin : “The court seems to have bent over backward to accommodate the extreme position of the president by treating Congress essentially like an administrative law tribunal… we now have to account for specifically why we want to obtain information" from POTUS

4/House Dems also unhappy that the Mazars case ruling sets a new standard for Hill investigations. They have to articulate a specific and narrow legislative purpose, putting a new burden on Congress.

3/Here is  @Rep. Lloyd Doggett: “While defeated on his claim that he’s above the law, Trump is now beyond the law until after November. He may not be able to run law, but he’s outrunning the clock.”

3/Here is  @Rep. Lloyd Doggett: “While defeated on his claim that he’s above the law, Trump is now beyond the law until after November. He may not be able to run law, but he’s outrunning the clock.”

2/The Mazars case, they say, is likely to drag out well beyond the election, meaning no Trump tax returns/financial info before voters head to the polls. Essentially, Trump's fight-everything strategy still protects him

1/ While House Ds are hailing the pair of SCOTUS rulings as proof that Trump is not above the law -- nor is he immune from congressional oversight -- many House Ds worry Trump wins even tho he loses....

New  @Paul Kane: ‘Always Trumpers’ complain as president’s missteps threaten Senate GOP majority. There's a "growing sense of irritation with how the president has positioned himself for his reelection" http://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/always-trumpers-complain-as-presidents-missteps-threaten-sen...

Founded in 1971, CBC is about to turn 50 in style: * Pelosi completely deferred to CBC on police reform; * Clyburn delivered nom to Biden; * 3 CBC members finalists for VP; * up to 6 chair gavels in 2021; * HJ stock rising. Via  @Rachael Bade  @Karoun Demirjian https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congressional-black-caucus-seizes-on-push-for-racial-justice...

Pelosi: “When the President of the United States says he doesn't want to wear a mask and understands the bad example - well I don't know if he understands anything.” She later said: “I'm in a mood bc this is a matter of life and death and this administration has failed miserably”

As corona numbers soar, Pence heads to Capitol Hill to try to tell GOP senators that it’s actually not as bad as it seems, that the numbers are going down in some states. Some of them left and agreed, others not so much Read  @Erica Werner ->

"Everyone should just wear a damn mask, like you guys are, like I am right now," Rubio tells reporters exiting GOP lunch with Pence

NEWS: The Trump administration, sources confirm, is set to end federal funding and support on June 30th for 13 coronavirus testing sites, which are currently located in five states: Illinois, New Jersey, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Man, I've watched this video several times. Quite the grilling. Still flinching.

WATCH → One of today’s witnesses testifying as a DOJ “whistleblower” admits he requested to work for @JerryNadler during impeachment.

This should tell you everything you need to know about today’s hearing.

WATCH → One of today’s witnesses testifying as a DOJ “whistleblower” admits he requested to work for  @(((Jerry Nadler))) during impeachment. This should tell you everything you need to know about today’s hearing.

Hank Johnson wants Nadler to bring in the Sargent at Arms to haul Gohmert out for interrupting the hearing. Can you imagine ?

What is happening in this Judiciary hearing? Someone keeps banging on something, interrupting the hearing?

Hi, world! 🙋‍♀️ I’m back from four months of book leave and people are STILL talking John Bolton. It’s like I never left! So did I miss any news since February?

Trump asked China’s Xi to help him win reelection, according to explosive new Bolton book  @Josh Dawsey reports. https://wapo.st/2ALPRTV

Wow ->

So  @Sen. Lisa Murkowski goes there: “I was really thankful. I thought General Mattis' words were true and honest and necessary and overdue and I have been struggling for the right words ...” 1/3 To me  @Ted Barrett  @Andrew Desiderio & others.

Happy Easter, all you cool cats and kittens! 🐣

Happy Easter, all you cool cats and kittens! 🐣

So much for a deal today? ... ->

What  @Nancy Pelosi is telling her members on conf call just now: Senate bill has made "a big advance" but "doesn't have everything we want." Still holding out for SNAP benefit hike, state stab funds. Concern about poison pills remains.

Socially distanced Hill press conferences look like this ->

Socially distanced Hill press conferences look like this ->

For the first time since the apocalypse began, we found eggs at the grocery this morning! Thanks goodness. It’s the little things, people!!

Still can’t get over how some Rs are floating cash payments and some Ds are balking. Such strange times to see the traditional party roles reversed — on top of the world being totally upside-down. Okay, back to my book-leave hovel. ->

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