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Waiting for Pelosi: The Senate theater of the absurd
Political Theater, Episode 106

A Capitol. A hallway. Lunch. The Senate copes with not having full control of its calendar and waiting on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to transmit articles of impeachment so it can start its trial. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Senators are getting a little antsy waiting for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to deliver the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump so they can start a trial. We spent the first full day Congress was back in the Capitol after its recess talking to senators, and we got an earful of their frustrations, suggestions and theories about what happens next.

Why the angst? The beginning of January can be a fairly slow time for Congress, especially during an election year. But not so for 2020.

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Capitol Ink | Best of 2019
The only constant in this wild year was unpredictability

Quid pro WHOA — what a year!

In January, Democrats took control of the House amid what would become the longest federal government shutdown in history. Springtime brought, besides cherry blossoms, special counsel Robert S. Mueller II’s release of his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election — and a blindsiding by his own boss, Attorney General William Barr.

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