Congress loves C-SPAN; just ask Virginia Republican Rep. Dave Brat.

While griping about the media’s latest Trump obsessions instead of the budget and deficit, Brat said, “Luckily, we have C-SPAN that allows more than three sentences strung in a row.”...

• Hungarian Minister of External Economic Relations and Foreign Affairs Peter Szijjarto has an idea that should intrigue President Trump. During a talk at his embassy, Szijjarto said to supercharge Hungary’s economy, the government made trade the goal of foreign policy, and it worked. Business leaders replaced diplomats, and performance is based on new trade and companies moving to Hungary. “We cut measuring our ambassadors based on the receptions they took part in.” …

• Tax watchdog Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, is predicting a new tax bill every year Trump is in office. “Congressional Republicans do not intend to wait 30 years to do one more big tax cut. They are looking to do annual bites at the apple to keep reducing taxes and keep tax cuts front and center economically and politically,” he told Secrets. "We will cut taxes by further delaying Obamacare taxes. This is another series of tax cuts they’re talking about.” …

• President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have cemented their ties to the LGBT movement by penning an endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans, the GOP gay lobby.

“No matter the color of our skin or our sexual orientation, we all live under the same laws, salute the same great American flag,” Trump wrote in a just-released note to herald Log Cabin’s 40th anniversary. ...

• The new movie about the Washington Post’s decision to publish the classified “Pentagon papers,” filled with anti-press overtones, is getting applause in local D.C. theaters. One filmgoer said the whole audience at the Loews AMC in Georgetown cheered at the end of “The Post.”...

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com