On a flight back to Baltimore.
Flight attendant welcomes passengers flying to the “spectacular, beautiful, amazing city.”
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) July 29, 2019
"Web traffic and new subscribers to https://t.co/P6UWTbyXOT were double what’s typical on a Saturday. And subscription orders are on track to hit quadruple of what the paper receives on a normal Sunday." https://t.co/FsG08m3yEL
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 28, 2019
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) July 29, 2019
Pity the poor staffers stuck with trying to rebook this monster, again, with only six weeks’ advance notice…
… The Republicans spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe arrangements that have yet to be made public. The website for the hotel, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, and multiple third-party hotel booking sites show the hotel as sold out for the days of the retreat, Sept. 12 to 14, while showing availability at other nearby hotels.
During past congressional retreats, Capitol Police have cordoned off the premises to all but lawmakers and authorized attendees, meaning no unrelated guests are permitted.
The House Republican Conference handles the retreat planning in conjunction with the nonprofit Congressional Institute. Jeremy Adler, a spokesman for the conference chairwoman, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), did not respond to a request for comment Monday. Congressional Institute President Mark Strand did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment…