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May 26: Trump Overseas, Congress Headed on Break, But We're Still Here!

by Countable | 5.26.17

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FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

Happy Friday!

Trump’s overseas and Congress is heading out of town until early June. It’s likely to be a quiet day in Washington. Some of us (cough, cough, ahem) will still be working, covering the news, but the feds are unlikely to make any.

There’s always next week in home districts, though. So get out there and make some news, CountaFriends! Participation is the soul of democracy. Make it soul-full.

The President: IN Taormina, Italy

  • The President and First Lady will spend the day in Taormina, Italy. The president meets with G7 leaders.

  • President Donald Trump will meet privately with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe then attend a welcome ceremony and reception for G7 leaders.

The House of Representatives: OUT

  • Congress is out for the Memorial Day weekend and through next week. Nice gig.

The Senate: OUT

  • Heading to home districts, like their House compatriots.

  • Some legislators from both chambers may have town halls next week. If y’all make a ruckus we’ll do our best to cover it.

What to Watch

  • The House has a pro forma session scheduled at 10 AM EDT. You can watch it here. It might be like watching paint dry or the Democrats could get up to something. You’ll have to watch and see!

Take a breath, CountaFolks. Enjoy your weekend. If anything exciting happens, we’ll let you know.

"For most Americans, Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington, it’s where government officials dump stories they want to bury. Good news gets dropped on Monday so bureaucrats can talk about it all week." — John Sununu

— Asha Sanaker

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  • Eileen
    05/26/2017
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    Rusty, It takes balls & ignorance to accuse Dems of not working. From every part of America, congress to homes, Americans, Dems & others, are acting to prevent the demise of democracy & the 99% under T & GOP. GOP works against you! That you cannot see it is mind-boggling. Thank God the GOP love their vacations. When they work (new to them BTW, as they didn't for 8 years) they actively engage in destroying the American worker, the poor & unwell in our country, and further enrich the rich as they hand our freedoms to corporations and now the Saudis.

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  • Antigone2
    05/26/2017
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    How many vacations do these people get, anyway? Those who supposedly represent me in Congress don't even have town halls with their constituents. They are always talking about "hard working Americans." I don't think most of them even remember what hard work actually is.

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  • M
    05/26/2017
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    How do you think that your constituents who are facing the threat of loss of healthcare, food programs and many other social safety net programs feel when they see their "First Lady" wearing a a $51,500 dollar jacket, along with $1500 shoes and lord only knows how many other hundreds of dollars worth of wardrobe. I'll give you a hint, what we are feeling is not pride in our President & his family.

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  • Rusty
    05/26/2017
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    Government sure takes off a lot. There's to much to be done. Democrats all they do is fine a media station so the can run their lying corrupt mouths. Do they ever work?? Doesn't seem to us . Congress better get a better attitude from this long break. Stay off tv and do some damn work

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  • M
    05/27/2017
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    Donald Trump has called his foreign trip "a home run" but I'm reminded of when I and my siblings used to play baseball in our cow pasture. We were poor so our equipment was pretty. ASIC, the bases were those round flat things that the cows deposited around the field. Worked OK unless the bases were a bit too fresh. If Trump hit a home run, the home plate he stepped on left him coveted with You Know What!

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  • Beverly
    05/29/2017
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    What a week we've had. Trump goes overseas and his usual Trump style song and dance with the wrong partners . First up Saudi Arabia destroyer of human rights and land of terrorism. Next his so-called G7 experience. What an example of who we have as president. Who infamously said climate change is a hoax. Why would so many nations be concerned if it were not true. He can't see how crazy our weather is. I guess of all that money is blocking his view. And congress what a joke. Nobody talked about the continuation of hate crimes here in America. Hate crimes in America has killed more people than ISIS has killed in the world. I'm not down playing the effect of ISIS. But over 250,000 hate crimes have been done in the US than the 3000 by ISSI has done worldwide.That's a100 times more. AndJared Kushner the son in law who Trump has as his right hand. He too is involved in something sinister. Wake up America we are being destroyed from within. Our so called leaders are the main people doing it. The chaos in America is scary. Corruption everywhere. This is a scary time for us especially for minorities and people with religious differences. Let continue to be informed and fight for freedom here in America.

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