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How Much Did the Yanks Really Split From the Brits in 1776?

July 2, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Fast-Track Funding Bills Always Hard to Derail

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Congress agreed in October to fund the government for six more months rather than suffer the political consequences of a government shutdown. While outrage over the killing of U.S. personnel in Libya threatened to derail the agreeement, pressures to adjourn for election campaigns prevailed.

Vice President's Role in Senate Is Occasionally Critical

October 24, 2006 By Don WolfensbergerRoll Call Contributing Writer

Are Committed Ideologues Making Governing Impossible?

Neither political ideology nor electoral concerns are solely responsible for paralyzing polarization in Congress. Both are, combined with divided party government and fragile majorities in both houses that could flip at the next election.

Ditched Minibus Money Bill Paves Way for Massive Omnibus

December 10, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

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