"Seersucker Thursday would have been on June 21," the Washington Post's Dana Milbank wrote two years ago, "but on the evening before, the Senate cloakroom’s staff notified members that the custom was being discontinued. (Sen. Trent) Lott’s former colleagues thought it would be politically unwise to be seen doing something frivolous when there’s so much conflict over major issues."
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
Nearly two centuries after Missouri gained statehood as part of a compromise over slave ownership, no black candidate has ever won a statewide election there — a barrier Robin Smith is trying to overcome but seldom discusses publicly.
Tim Kaine's selection as Hillary Clinton's running mate could totally upend Virginia politics, and would all but certainly result in the most expensive election cycle in the state's history next year if he becomes vice president.