Often, these departures involve members of the minority party who have a frustrating, unpleasant Capitol Hill life lacking any real control over the legislative agenda.
"Senator Schumer", he said in a news conference, "do not shut down the government". But this time is quite different.
On Saturday, thirteen hours into the government shutdown, Schumer made a flagrant attempt to peel Trump away from his Republican colleagues and White House aides, casting rhetorical flies to try to hook the President into a deal his party may not support.
So far, a record 31 Republicans are quitting the House. The New York Times and AP chimed in with similar headlines.
Some are term-limited as committee chairs.
The last time so many exits occurred was 1994, President Clinton's first midterm, when 28 Democrats left, followed by the wave election of Newt Gingrich's Republican Revolution. "It probably will end in the next two to three days", Mackowiak said.
"We are going to manage the shutdown differently".
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The finger-pointing has played out in rare weekend proceedings in Congress in both the House and Senate, as lawmakers sought to show voters they're actively working for a solution - or actively making their case why the other party is at fault.
"I want to keep the government open".
Democrats had an answer for that.
Trump and conservatives have seemed open to a shutdown fight, and, ultimately, this deal might move Congress closer to a shutdown either this week or in the near future.
The White House doesn't necessarily view the confusion as a problem. Democrats need only gain 24 to oust Paul Ryan. Trump intends to campaign.
Protestors hoisted placards with messages including "Fight like a girl" and "A woman's place is in the White House" and "Elect a clown, expect a circus".
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Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist. "They look at him for what he is and the strength he represents". Mr Wolff further observed: "The one description that everyone gave, everyone has in common - they all say he is like a child".
Will a stronger economy-now perking along at 3-plus percent growth before tax cuts and employer bonuses kick in-ameliorate voter anger? And Republicans failed to win enough Democratic support to bring it to a vote. Trump's initial premise that politicians just needed to be prodded more to make a deal was always flawed.
Both parties took substantial risks during the negotiations. And most of the GOP haul came via small donations from first-time contributors.
It's too early to tell who the public will decide is at fault, or if they'll even assign blame. They can rely on widespread Trump animus.
Republicans tried to sweeten the deal, offering Democrats a long-term extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, as well as the delay of some unpopular health-care taxes.
So Democrats have launched an aggressive candidate recruiting drive focused especially on veterans and small business owners.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, sent a tweet that was seen as a response to Trump's tweet, clarifying that the short-term measure to keep the government included a six-year re-authorization.
Of course, a lot can happen in the next 42 weeks.
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The honor of working playoff games is usually given to the officials that have been regarded as the best during the season. Because in those games, Steratore and his crews made the correct calls by rule, but it doesn't make the rules good.
Democrats and Republicans are at a crossroad.