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D.C. Memo: Mike check

This week from Washington, the Vice President goes to Rochester; 29 senators endorse the $50 billion Smith/Warren childcare plan and unemployment benefits for gig-workers are up (kind of).

Why Trump ‘likes acting’: constitutional evasion

He’s found a perfect loophole. He appoints people on an acting basis, they begin to do the job relying entirely on him, and he cares little whether they ever get the constitutionally mandated stamp of Senate approval.

It’s a sad time to be a Trump loyalist

This is what they are reduced to: Right-wing radio talker Hugh Hewitt vowed never to buy Lysol again after the company publicly warned that its disinfectant products should not be ingested in an effort to fight the coronavirus.