For a member of Congress, there’s nothing like a trip to the White House — except, perhaps, another trip to the White House. And another. Eventually, it starts to look a lot like the holidays: You look forward to them, but deep down you hope things will be a little better than last year. Much of the experience boils down to repetition — that’s how traditions are made, after all.
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