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HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Sleeping Arrangements

HOH loves a good roundup of which Members of Congress are sleeping in their offices, and the AP has the latest estimate: Around 40 Members are bunking out in their official digs rather than renting apartments. And according to the story, no Senators are believed to follow suit.

The AP also has a few fun details from life as a member of the “In-Office Caucus.” The AP reporter dropped in on Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), who spent a recent evening “in a T-shirt and blue jeans. He dined at his desk on grilled chicken and Trader Joe’s Pav Bhaji warmed in the office microwave. He drank milk from a plastic gallon jug, watched TV as the Pirates edged past the Cubs and glanced at a Web site, Catholic Advocate.”

Good times.

The AP also says Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) hangs a sign on his door to alert cleaning crews: “Member sleeping,” it announces. “Miembro durmiente.”

Dem Dance Night

Tonight, the Democratic Club is losing its coat-and-tie image and morphing into a club with a slightly different connotation (think more “In da Club” than country club).

The venue is hosting a party called L.O.T.U.S. 2.0, with guest DJs Catlin O’Neill, a staffer to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Jessica Barba, staffer to Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.). It’s a bit of a case of the mice playing while the cats are away — a Democratic staffer notes that most Members will be jetting home after votes tonight, freeing staffers up for a night when they can put aside their BlackBerrys.

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