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Mr. Smith decides to go home
The Hill [DC], by Jessica Taylor

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/17/2014 5:00:35 AM

To put it bluntly, being a member of Congress sucks — and the 16 members in the growing caucus of legislators heading for the exits seem to agree. Someone has announced his retirement every day this week — on Wednesday it was Northern Virginia Rep. Jim Moran (D), with Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) set to go on Thursday — and the numbers have added up over the past month. Now, the daily question in D.C. has become who will go next. The result has shaken up the political math for both parties heading into 2014, but more

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/17/2014 5:29:41 AM     (No. 9695176)

They all see the hand writing on the wall.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 1/17/2014 6:35:03 AM     (No. 9695206)

Let them eat cake at their retirement parties!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kerryman, 1/17/2014 6:54:57 AM     (No. 9695222)

Got tea?

Semper Fi

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kendet1946, 1/17/2014 7:08:59 AM     (No. 9695236)

Since Johnson, our national institutions have been degenerating to the point where there are fewer decent people in place running this country. The crowd being left behind aren´t going to make things better.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Doctor P, 1/17/2014 12:00:05 PM     (No. 9695729)

Rep Moron is not Mr Smith in any meaningful way

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