Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Both the UK Parliament and the US Congress are closed for the week. In the UK this is often referred to as "half term", as it is designed to coincide with the half term in most schools. A chance for MPs to "spend some time with their families".
In the US, yesterday was "Presidents' Day", a day which began as the celebration of George Washington's birthday - but extended to cover Lincoln, and other Presidents.
Washminster will not be appearing every day this week - but do keep an eye out for any postings. Congress and Parliament may be closed - but politics continues.