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Happy Labor Day, National Memo readers. While #EndorseThis does its best to theme our clips to match whatever holiday is happening at the time, the news waits for no one. And there are bigger fish to fry than stories about people getting a much-deserved extra day off to start September.

Like Congress, for instance. In case anyone is curious about how the Senate is getting along while President Trump is in office, a Senator from Minnesota has the answer. In a word? Walking on eggshells.

In today’s clip, Sen. Amy Klobuchar is discussing John McCain’s funeral with Chuck Todd of NBC when the subject of Trump rears its ugly head. Klobuchar uses some surprisingly-salty language that will have you “laboring” to cover your kids’ ears.

Meet the unimpressed.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."