It Happened on Medium

The last two weeks in politics

Jack Gerard
The Medium Blog


President Obama visits Yellowstone National Park. (From White House photo essay by Pete Souza)

1. In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Parks Service, The White House photographer Pete Souza shares a photo essay of the President’s memorable visits to national parks.

2. Sen. Chuck Grassley answers a few questions regarding his review into the EpiPen pricing hike.

3. In a four-part series, the U.S. Dept. of Education shares the story of 17-year-old Justin Mesteth, who recently started his first week at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and the adults who helped raised him on Pine Ridge Reservation.

4. Rep. Gus Bilirakis calls for a “simpler, fairer and flatter” tax code that will help “small business owners, families, and individuals to do taxes and have peace of mind.”

5. Secretary of State John Kerry reviews his recent trip to Nigeria and details how the United States is helping to fight violent extremism there.

6. As kids go back to school, Senator Kelly Ayotte outlines her commitment to improving educational opportunities for New Hampshire families.

7. Senator Senator Chris Murphy is walking across Connecticut and recapping each day on Medium.

8. Senator Ron Wyden and Senator Patty Murray argue Congressional Republicans attack women’s health care every day.

9. Rep. Fred Upton pens an open letter to disease advocates and calls on them to help make sure the 21st Century Cures Act becomes a reality.

10. Senator Heidi Heitkamp recaps her statewide tour around North Dakota to learn how her 2014 Farm Bill has affected farmers and find out what she can do to improve the next version of the bill in 2018.