7. "Someone may get hurt" in Capitol scrums
"Inside the heaving, jostling Capitol media mob: 'We are one tripped senator away' from disaster" — WashPost Style section lead by Elise Viebeck and Ben Terris:
They stake out basement conference rooms, graze outside of Senate lunches, and pounce on politicians as they exit elevators. Once thought to be going the way of the dodo bird or zeppelin repairman, journalists of the Trump era are crowding legislative hallways ...
"We want to make you aware the Capitol has reached its capacity for reporters," the officials who oversee the Senate press gallery wrote in a letter to news organizations last month, as Republican infighting and the drama of the Trump presidency were suddenly ramping up the urgent need for scribes to "just get a quote" ... "Collectively, the press following Senators have become large and aggressive. We are concerned someone may get hurt."
"I'm not doing this," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in response to [one] journalist, who had scampered in front of her on an ascending escalator and was attempting to perch backward to ask her a question.
P.S. LA. Times lead story: "State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez was elected as Los Angeles' newest member of Congress on Tuesday, defeating attorney Robert Lee Ahn in a sharply contested battle [to replace Xavier Becerra] for the 34th Congressional District."