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Best. Caucus. Ever.

Some nominees, via e-mail:

It’s a two way tie. The Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus conjures up images of Barney Frank and Alcee Hastings sitting around a table trying to fit miniature seven-masted schooners into glass bottles. The Congressional Prevention Caucus sounds, in principle, like an idea that’s long overdue.

Honorable mention goes to the Congressional Bourbon Caucus.

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