Thursday, August 3, 2017

"the Trump Era Has Wreaked Havoc on Washington’s Plastic Surgery Schedules"

VF:

August in D.C. is usually vacation season for Congress. It’s also campaign season for some, and town hall season and fund-raising season, too. But less obviously (should all go according to plan), it’s usually nip-and-tuck season for politicians looking to get a little surgical enhancement away from the 24-7 news cycle.

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That’s been the thinking of many high-profile officials over the years—until now . . . when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in the heat of fighting the ultimately losing battle to repeal the Affordable Care Act, announced that he’s postponing the August recess to mid-month (the first time the political body has done so since 1994)