Watch the birdie.
Oh, right. And remember, turnabout is fair play, or something like that.
Of course, yes, this really is what it comes down to:
The House and Senate had agreed to adjourn for the August recess, leaving no need for the once-every-three-day pro forma sessions that had become the norm in recent years. But Maryland Democrat Benjamin L. Cardin’s perfunctory Monday appearance to gavel the Senate into session had a benefit that the White House will no doubt appreciate. Since this year’s August break runs until Sept. 9, a span of longer than a month, a particularly obscure Senate rule was due to take effect.
Niels Lesniewski explains the details for Roll Call.