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The Senate Has Been Evacuated

But the House is still in. Republicans are speaking on the floor in defense of their colleague on the ethics committee, Washington state Rep. Doc Hastings, who was the subject of a stinging attack by the chairwoman of that panel, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio).

There has reportedly been a violation of the airspace surrounding the Capitol, and police have said we are in a stage orange. Stage red means we need to leave. Most reporters are still typing away, working on other stories.

I'm enjoying some baked Ruffles in the House Periodical Press Gallery while I watch the dual coverage on CNN and Fox News. The chips are good.