Today in Politics: Pope Arrives in a Washington That’s Hoping to Hear Only What It Wants

September 22, 2015 9:47 AM

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Today in Politics: Pope Arrives in a Washington That’s Hoping to Hear Only What It Wants

Good Tuesday morning. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin may have followed former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas off the trail to “clear the field,” but Washington is gaining both a boldface name and hundreds of thousands of members in his entourage. The pope descends on a Capitol ready for complicated logistics and full of competing voices claiming his message as their own.

Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Tuesday to a city bursting with anticipation and bracing for gridlock as politicians and activists maneuver to put the pope’s message and presence to use for their own causes.

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