I should be clear: they still carry the same stuff they did before, but now it's organized and displayed... well, beautifully, from floor to ceiling:
If Mr. Obama’s separate sessions with House and Senate Republicans on Tuesday did not win him any immediate additional support, they got high marks from Republicans for outreach.
Republican lawmakers said his efforts were a good start toward building a relationship with them that would be vital as Congress and the administration turned to politically divisive issues like health care, tax reform and the long-term financial problems facing Medicare and Social Security.
“This was not a drive-by P.R. stunt, and I actually thought it might be,” said Representative Zach Wamp, Republican of Tennessee. “It was a substantive, in-depth discussion with our conference, and he’s very effective.”
“He knows that the debt and the deficit are huge long-term problems as well,” Mr. Wamp said, “and he made a compelling case. He sounded, frankly, a lot like a Republican.”
We had a partial power outage in our building this morning (I eventually called City Light and found out that a seagull had hit a transformer and caught on fire, I'll save you from saying it: "better to burn out than..." etc.), but it was very strange because we didn't lose power completely. Parts of the building had full power, but in many units—like ours—light bulbs would turn on but just glow dimly. I didn't even know that was possible in this modern world. And who knows what that means for electronics, so we unplugged everything we could.