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What’s wrong with Congress?

by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica Back in 2011, we rounded up some of the best stories about the 112th Congress, the least productive in decades. Since then, things seem to have gotten even worse. The 113th Congress is just three weeks old, and 82 percent of Americans already disapprove of it — the highest percentage for [...]

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  Greg Wawro on ‘filibuster by flight’ in Wisconsin and Indiana

Jon Meacham talks to Professor Gregory Wawro of Columbia University about the controversial political tactics being used by legislators in Wisconsin and Indiana to avoid being forced to vote on legislation cutting benefits and collective bargaining rights for public employee unions.

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  George Packer and Tom Udall on the Senate’s ‘empty chamber’

Need to Know talks with The New Yorker’s George Packer and Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico about gridlock in the U.S. Senate, once thought to be the greatest deliberative body in the world.

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