Photo of the Day: Bathroom Politics

“Only in this town.” On Wednesday morning at the ACLI Capital Challenge 3-mile race, even the the porta-johns are political.

The race, hosted annually by the American Council of Life Insurers to raise funds for the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, draws a healthy crowd of journalists, Capitol Hill aides, executive branch staffers, and lawmakers. Brandon Cherry, who works at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, carried the day with a blazing 15:03 run. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was the fastest lawmaker, crossing the finish line in 18:35 and placing 51st overall.

Briefings

Washington Brief: Gorsuch Stresses Independence From Trump; Schumer Calls for Delaying Confirmation Vote

On his second day of confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch stressed his independence from President Donald Trump. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Gorsuch’s confirmation vote should be delayed because of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe of alleged ties between the Russian government and Trump’s presidential campaign.

Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

President Donald Trump unveiled his fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint. Along with proposed cuts to foreign aid and the Department of Energy, the proposal would roll back funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, cut funding for the National Institutes of Health and implement large cuts across the government to fund defense and security increases.

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