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Whatever you do today definitely don’t fax a copy of Coretta Scott King’s letter to Mitch McConnell’s office at (202) 224-2499. It might jam the lines and that’d be a shame.
Don’t call his office at (202) 224-2541 and read the entire letter to whoever or whatever answers.
I’d also advise not mailing a TON of copies of the letter to his office until it looks like an assault from Hogwarts. The address you definitely wouldn’t send that to is:
Sen. Mitch McConnell
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


Revenge of the Sith | Deleted Scene | Othello and Iago

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine’s subtle but deadly turning of Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force was originally even more multi-layered than what was eventually shown in REVENGE OF THE SITH. Darth Sidious’s use of jealousy, like Iago’s deliberate and vicious fracturing of Othello and Desdemona’s tragic love in William Shakespeare’s classic play, was expected to be one of the main dramatic elements to have been seen in EPISODE III. In fact, a similar sub-plot was filmed in which Anakin, meeting Palpatine on the landing pad outside the senate building, is told by the Chancellor that Obi-Wan’s decisions are being influenced by a “female senator” (whom an anxious Anakin realises is Padmé Amidala). An earlier scripted element of jealousy by Anakin was cut from a prior scene in the film just before Padme tells him that she is pregnant. Unfortunately, this filmed scene, which also featured a brief cameo appearance from Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks, never made it to the finished movie.  


The Chancellor’s Transport races through the city and heads for the Senate Office Building landing platform. Waiting on the landing platform is a LONE JEDI. The Transport lands, and CHANCELLOR PALPATINE emerges with FOUR ROYAL GUARDS and MAS AMEDDA. The FOUR ROYAL GUARDS move off in another direction as PALPATINE greets ANAKIN, who has been waiting for him.

Well, Anakin, did you see your friend off?

He will soon have Grievous’s head.

We can only hope the Council didn’t make a mistake.

The Council was very sure in its decision.

They exit the landing platform.

They enter the main hallway of the Senate Office Building. They pass SEVERAL SENATORS, including REPRESENTATIVE JAR JAR BINKS from Naboo.

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Oh boy, here we go! 

Padmé stares at the clock on her bedside table. She knows it’s time to get up and get ready to face the day, but she… She doesn’t want to. She wants to stay in bed and just pull her duvet over her head and not leave her room until at least tomorrow.

The room is still dark, the blinds drawn with not a bit of outside light allowed inside.

She’s tired, she’s sad… She’s angry. Angry with herself for allowing things to go this far.

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Yates, tear gas, lemurs & more – it happened today: May 8 in pictures

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testify to the Senate Judicary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017 in Washington, DC; An opposition supporter throws tear gas at riot police during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela; Protesters stage a die-in during a rally near the Presidential Palace to protest the “extrajudicial killings” under President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs which coincided with the U.N. Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines; People carry a victim on a stretcher out of the scene of a car bomb explosion in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia; and, A flock of young lemurs climb a tree at their enclosure in the Wroclaw Zoo, in Wroclaw, Poland.

These are just a few of the photos of the day for May 8, 2017.

(Photos: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters, Bullit Marquez/AP,  Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA, Macie J. Kulczynski/EPA)

See more photos of the day on Yahoo News.

Trump: James Clapper said I have no Russia connections. Clapper: No I didn’t.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the Senate Judicary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump has tried to tamp down the growing controversy over his campaign’s ties to Russia by deliberately misrepresenting comments from James Clapper, formerly the nation’s top spy. On Friday, Clapper began pushing back — and added his voice to the chorus of officials and lawmakers from both parties who worry that there’s more still to come out about possible collusion between the Trump team and the Kremlin during the campaign. Read more

The heads of the United States intelligence agencies (L-R) Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo testifiy before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. The intelligence officials were questioned by the committee during the annual hearing about world wide threats to United States’ security.

This is Padme Amidala:


She is an astonishingly accomplished young woman, who in her short life has been already the youngest-ever elected Queen of her planet, a daring partisan guerrilla, and a measured, articulate, and persuasive voice of reason in the Republic Senate.


But she is, at this moment, none of these things.


She can still play at them-she pretends to be a Senator, she still wields the moral authority of a former Queen, and she is not shy about using her reputation for fierce physical courage to her advantage in political debate-but her inmost reality, the most fundamental, unbreakable core of her being, is something entirely different.


She is Anakin Skywalker’s wife.


Yet wife is a word too weak to carry the truth of her; wife is such a small word, such a common word, a word that can come from a downturned mouth with so many petty, unpleasant echoes. For Padme Amidala, saying 1 am Anakin Skywalker’s wife is saving neither more nor less than I am alive.


Her life before Anakin belonged to someone else, some lesser being to be pitied, some poor impoverished spirit who could never suspect how profoundly life should be lived.


Her real life began the first time she looked into Anakin Sky-walker’s eyes and found in there not the uncritical worship of little Annie from Tatooine, but the direct, unashamed, smoldering passion of a powerful Jedi: a young man, to be sure, but every centimeter a man-a man whose legend was already growing within the Jedi Order and beyond. A man who knew exactly what he wanted and was honest enough to simply ask for it; a man strong enough to unroll his deepest feelings before her without fear and without shame. A man who had loved her for a decade, with faithful and patient heart, while he waited for the act of destiny he was sure would someday open her own heart to the fire in his.


But though she loves her husband without reservation, love does not blind her to his faults. She is older than he, and wise enough to understand him better than he does himself. He is not a perfect man: he is prideful, and moody, and quick to anger-but these faults only make her love him the more, for his every flaw is more than balanced by the greatness within him, his capacity for joy and cleansing laughter, his extraordinary generosity of spirit, his passionate devotion not only to her but also in the service of every living being.


He is a wild creature who has come gently to her hand, a vine tiger purring against her cheek. Every softness of his touch, every kind glance or loving word is a small miracle in itself. How can she not be grateful for such gifts?


This is why she will not allow their marriage to become public knowledge. Her husband needs to be a Jedi. Saving people is what he was born for; to take that away from him would cripple every good thing in his troubled heart.


Now she holds him in their infinite kiss with both arms tight around his neck, because there is a cold dread in the center of her heart that whispers this kiss is not infinite at all, that it’s only a pause in the headlong rush of the universe, and when it ends, she will have to face the future.


And she is terrified.


Because while he has been away, everything has changed.


Today, here in the hallway of the Senate Office Building, she brings him news of a gift they have given each other-a gift of joy, and of terror. This gift is the edge of a knife that has already cut their past from their future.


For these long years they have held each other only in secret, only in moments stolen from the business of the Republic and the war; their love has been the perfect refuge, a long quiet afternoon, warm and sunny, sealed away from fear and doubt, from duty and from danger. But now she carries within her a planetary terminator that will end their warm afternoon forever and leave them blind in the oncoming night.


She is more, now, than Anakin Skywalker’s wife.


She is the mother of Anakin Skywalker’s unborn child.

The man who made the official case against Comey is briefing the whole Senate on his firing this week
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves the Hart Senate Office Building following a meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee. Washington, DC, is buzzing with the latest White House scandal — that President Donald Trump reportedly revealed highly classified information to a Russian official. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — the man who made the first official case against James Comey — is paying Congress a visit Thursday to brief the full Senate on just what went down in the White House leading up to Trump’s dismissal of the FBI director. Read more

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee with the other heads of the U.S. intelligence agencies in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 11, 2017 in Washington, DC
All 16 Senators Who Left Seth Rogen's Alzheimer'™s Hearing, and How to Contact Them

1. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)

455 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-4944



2. Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.)

320 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-4843



3. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)

113 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-5054



4. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

711 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-2152



5. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

290 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-5972



6. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.)

404 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-4224



7. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-2854



8. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.)

703 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-5824



9. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

313 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-3753



10. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.)

503 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-4654



11. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

154 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-2621



12. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)

255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-2353



13. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)

728 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-4642



14. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

520 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-2841



15. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

304 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-5744



16. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

706 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-2644



At this period in their marriage, Jackie often worked with Jack in his office–Room 362 in the Old Senate Office Building, directly across the hall from Vice President Richard Nixon. She helped him select what she thought he should read and drafted replies to letters from constituents. “This was a real working session in his office,” says Suero of the Thursday morning shoot on May 6. “It wasn’t set up for the camera. Jackie was helping him read and edit materials.”


Throwback Thursday to a time in my life when I was really lonely and depressed so I threw myself in to a ton of activities with strangers and went to the bar almost every night to hang out with the bartenders so I wouldn’t think about offing myself.
1. The Last Nicolicorn as lead jammer!
2. The Last Nicolicorn cheesing it up.
3. Me in the senate office building acting like I belong there. I was lobbying Alabama senators about a separation of church and state issue. (I can’t remember what is was, some religious exemption of some sort that applied to doctors and allowed them to not mention treatment options that were against their religion I believe)
4. Me doing stand up to an audience of 250+. That’s a PBR on the stool. It was like my fifth one. I couldn’t get on stage without a good buzz on. Sober I would be like Dee in Always Sunny (gagging on stage due to stage fright).