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Watch: McConnell gets choked up saying goodbye to longtime staffer Stew
 

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a heartfelt tribute to his longtime deputy chief of staff Don Stewart, known on the Hill simply as Stew. Stewart is leaving McConnell’s office this week for a new role at Association of Global Automakers.

Socialism through the Republican lens
 

Republicans have long used the congressional floor to step on socialism and warn against its rise in the United States. Questioning Democrats loyalty has been a decades-long GOP strategy.

Reactions to Senate GOP 2020 hype video: ‘I’m ready for the cycle’
 

The irritating sounds of air horns and Nickelback: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of March 4, 2019

Look, it’s easy for us to pile on Nickelback. They’ve long been the go-to band for jokes about things that nobody likes. But while everyone else was laughing, Rep. Rodney Davis staunchly defended the Canadian rockers on the House floor following a bruising from Rep. Mark Pocan.

Beyond the musical back-and-forth, this week saw air horns blasted in committee, gags about the Green New Deal and a handful of tributes to the legendary Rep. Don Young, who is now the longest-serving Republican in the House.

McConnell rips Green New Deal price tag: cheaper to buy every American a Ferrari
 

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried out a few zingers during opening remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday morning, panning the price tag of the Green New Deal supported by some Democrats.

“For the comparatively cheap price of just $66 trillion, I’m told the government could buy every American a Ferrari,” McConnell said.

Wait, there’s a Cannabis Caucus? Pot proponents on the Hill say it’s high time for serious policy debate
 

Since 2012, a total of 10 states have legalized recreational marijuana and support among the American public for legal pot has jumped to 66 percent. CQ Roll Call policy reporter Jennifer Shutt explains what that change means for the Cannabis Caucus, a bipartisan group of members who, alongside allies in the House and Senate, are hoping to hash out the differences between state and federal cannabis laws.

Cohen vs. the GOP: the many defenses for Trump
 

The long and often contentious Michael Cohen hearing on Wednesday did not bring about many revelations.