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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 , Johnson was leading a group of 10 Republican colleagues to oppose the Senate’s upcoming recess  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 .” Delingpole writes a blog for Britain’s Daily Telegraph  website and in 2010 won the Bastiat Prize  for Online Journalism. It promises to be an entertaining event. You can watch it live on Heritage.org .
UPDATE: The Senate did, in fact, cancel next week’s recess . We’d like to think Scribe had some influence, but the credit really goes to Johnson and Co.
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 Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/zumawireworldphotosfour4561.jpg
 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/
 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
 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
 blog for Britain’s Daily Telegraph: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/author/jamesdelingpole/
 Bastiat Prize: http://www.foundry.org/2011/06/25/bastiat-prize-honors-journalists-who-support-free-society/
 You can watch it live on Heritage.org: http://www.heritage.org/Events/2011/06/Watermelons
 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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