Thousands Gather To Watch Congressmen Underperform
By Eliot Nelson
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The Congressional Baseball Game is going ahead tonight; if the 2000s New York Yankees didn’t sate your appetite for old rich dudes with little-to-no athletic ability, you should definitely go. The Commerce Department removed LGBT protections from its workplace regulations, so now you know what people will be discriminating about around the water cooler tomorrow. And the GIF turned 30 today, meaning it’s old enough to sell out and land a job tweeting GIFs for a multinational corporation so it can afford daycare for its kid. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Thursday, June 15th, 2017:
@AlexNBCNews: A source familiar with the situation tells NBC News Whip Steve Scalise is out of surgery and remains in critical condition.
PENCE HIRES OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR RUSSIA PROBE – Ashley Parker: “Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. The vice president’s office said Thursday that Pence has retained Richard Cullen, a Richmond-based attorney and chairman of McGuire Woods who previously served as a U.S. attorney in Eastern District of Virginia. Pence’s decision comes less than a month after Trump hired his own private attorney, Marc E. Kasowitz, to help navigate the investigations related to the Russia probe, and a day after the Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is now widening his investigation to examine whether the president attempted to obstruct justice.” [WaPo]
JEFF SESSION’S ELASTIC RELATIONSHIP TO THE TRUTH INCREASINGLY OBVIOUS – Stephanie Kirchgaessner: “An American lobbyist for Russian interests who helped craft an important foreign policy […]