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Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart blasts Congress for taking unearned vacation

Don’t be so hard on yourself,” Stewart said. “When you guys suck, it is not failure. It is just you living up to our extremely low expectations. Congress is the ‘Sharknado 2′ of government. Of course it sucked. It was supposed to suck.” Still, Congress seems to have the drive to complete at least one task before recess: suing President Obama for his selective implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

"Romance and revolution" - Dorothy Quincy & John Hancock married August 28, 1775 at Fairfield, Connecticut shortly after the start of the American Revolution. She wore these delicate London-made, cream silk, low heeled shoes. While surprising to us, it was not uncommon for those deeply committed to the Revolution to wear goods from Britain. Their wedding occurred while John was on recess from 2nd Continental Congress, where he oversaw the war effort as President. By K. Alexander…

"Put the politicians on minimum wage and watch how fast things change." Isn't that the truth?!

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How to Install Recessed Lights Without Attic Access

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Huma Day on the Hill: Top Clinton aide meets with Benghazi committee

She's pictured arriving to her closed-door hearing this morning. Congress is currently in recess, but the committee convened today to hear from her

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Well-Lived: Georgetown Town House

A true Washingtonian whose father, Jennings Randolph, served 44 years as a member of Congress for the state of West Virginia, Randolph has a roster of power-player clients and designed the vice-presidential residence for Dick and Lynne Cheney. When it came time to rethink his own place, a three-story Georgetown town house — previously occupied by the Kissingers — Randolph, a charming mix of Cary Grant and decorator Billy Baldwin, looked to the diaries, drawings, and lifestyle of his hero…

Members of Congress recently finished their summer recess, returning from campaigning in their districts to the hard, humidity-drenched work of legislating in Washington.  Specifically, as our coll…