And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine…
From Bad to Worse
More problems for Capitol Police.
A congressional intern brought an unloaded gun into a house office building this morning.
A person who was waiting in the security line behind the intern revealed a worrying tid-bit.
He – ‘quickly grabbed his bag from the belt of the X-ray machine and walked to the elevator’ -- before being stopped by the officer.
Capitol Police say the delay was intentional -- so the bag could be connected with its owner.
25-year-old Joshua Wheeler -- who works for Kansas congresswoman Lynn Jenkins -- cooperated with police and is charged with carrying a pistol without a license.
Less than a month ago -- reports surfaced that multiple guns had been left in bathrooms by Capitol police officers so far this year.
Including one that was found by an 8 or 9-year-old child.
Catch More Bees With Honey?
A West Virginia teacher was threatened with a fine for -- trying to encourage her students to do well.
The teacher rewarded achievement with pieces of candy.
Federal school nutrition rules prohibit such motivational tactics.
A violation could result in loss of federal money for the school and county.
The Williamson Daily News reports -- defiant parents passed the hat to help pay any subsequent fine.
In the end-- it was decided the teacher was not attempting to deliberately violate state policy -- so no fine was issued.
The school is required to create -- what is called a corrective action plan.
One of Us
Finally -- God is now legal -- has a decent credit rating -- and can get a loan.
A New York man -- named God Gazarov -- has settled a lawsuit with Equifax.
The rating company had refused to recognize his name as legitimate.
The terms were not disclosed -- though God's 820 credit score was.
The Russian native says his name is relatively common in his homeland -- and he is named after his grandfather.