Senate

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The body of former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid will lie in state in the Rotunda of the US Capitol on Wednesday, a rare honor granted by Congress to about three dozen other Americans, including former presidents, Supreme Court justices, lawmakers and national security officials. ...
The bill, which was introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) last year, failed to reach the necessary 60-vote threshold. ...
Whether he intended to or not, Mitt Romney defended the filibuster by taking aim, not at Democratic governance, but at democratic governance. ...
The upper chamber was never meant to be an instrument of vulgar majoritarianism. ...

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