House and Senate are trying to get out of town for their August recess, but there’s a lot on the agenda that must be taken care of first … will Speaker Pelosi find the votes she needs to pass a so-called “assault weapons” ban? … Senate Majority Leader Schumer turns a $52 billion bill into a $280 billion bill with one magic 1,054-page amendment … will Senate Dems get the Build Back Manchin bill done before they leave town next week? … Speaker Pelosi wants to go to Taiwan, but the communist Chinese in Beijing don’t want her to do that. What does the president think? Who knows? … all this and more, plus your questions.