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Washington in a Flash: Will the Senate Scuttle Next Week's Vacation?

Posted By Rob Bluey On June 30, 2011 @ 7:28 am In Scribe | Comments Disabled


Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) didn’t come to Washington to make friends. And after calling on his colleagues to skip their week-long Fourth of July vacation, he might even have a few enemies. A day after making a passionate speech on the Senate floor [2], Johnson was leading a group of 10 Republican colleagues to oppose the Senate’s upcoming recess [3] until lawmakers take action on the debt. Expect more fireworks today.

Heritage welcomes author James Delingpole for a noon event on his new book, “Watermelons: The Green Movement’s True Colors [4].” Delingpole writes a blog for Britain’s Daily Telegraph [5] website and in 2010 won the Bastiat Prize [6] for Online Journalism. It promises to be an entertaining event. You can watch it live on Heritage.org [7].

UPDATE: The Senate did, in fact, cancel next week’s recess [8]. We’d like to think Scribe had some influence, but the credit really goes to Johnson and Co.

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[1] Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/zumawireworldphotosfour4561.jpg

[2] passionate speech on the Senate floor: http://www.foundry.org/2011/06/29/senator-ron-johnson-objects-to-%e2%80%9cbusiness-as-usual%e2%80%9d/

[3] leading a group of 10 Republican colleagues to oppose the Senate’s upcoming recess: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/06/29/senate-considers-nixing-fourth-july-recess

[4] Watermelons: The Green Movement’s True Colors: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983347409/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=blublo-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=0983347409

[5] blog for Britain’s Daily Telegraph: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/author/jamesdelingpole/

[6] Bastiat Prize: http://www.foundry.org/2011/06/25/bastiat-prize-honors-journalists-who-support-free-society/

[7] You can watch it live on Heritage.org: http://www.heritage.org/Events/2011/06/Watermelons

[8] cancel next week’s recess: http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/06/senates-in-session-next-week-reid-cancels-4th-of-july-recess.html

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