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The Week on the Hill

By on 5.26.06 | 5:18PM

Though there was plenty nonsense to go around (a few times) in Washington this week, let's review the good news:
-Kavanaugh confirmed.

-Hayden confirmed. (I share Jed's concerns, but am pleased that partisanship did not trump excellent qualifications and the President's prerogative.)

-The absurd Spanish-American war phone tax is no more, after the Bush administration finally gave up the fight. (Via Taranto)

Outside politics:
- The economy surged ahead at 5.3 percent in the first quarter, according to revised numbers. Still the Chicago Tribune whines "lower than expected."

-Gas prices are down in Northern Virginia. And by down, I mean by 2 to 3 percent.

Could be worse...

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