IAMA former congressional and presidential campaign staffer. I'll give you the behind the curtain peek at US politics and government, AMA
I worked for years on the Hill and on a few Presidential campaigns.
I love government and love civics and I love this country.
I want to answer your questions, but I really want to be a resource for aspiring staffers and for people who share my love for civics.
I can give you much better answers if I'm anonymous. Did a version of this a year ago, and I'm verified by /u/karmanaut here.