House Democrats Materializing on Magic Mondays

Posted February 13, 2015 at 12:00pm

What began as a solo project has evolved into a group effort, with more and more Democrat lawmakers suddenly appearing alongside Rep. Mark Pocan in his weekly, illusion-themed video chats.  

The Wisconsin Democrat, a former childhood entertainer, launched his “Magic Mondays” series a few weeks back . In it, Pocan attempts to demystify the machinations of Congress by illustrating what’s really happening in Washington via sleight of hand.  

Initial installments featured Pocan operating alone, or with the help of a staffer. This week, however, he got Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., to play along.

(Did anyone else notice Lowenthal elected to jettison the red cards? #seeyaGOP)  

And it looks like Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., is also getting in on the act.  

No word on whether Republicans might soon be invited to participate in the edutainment.  


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