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Using control of the agenda to force the opposition into unpopular votes doesn’t have much of an impact on elections at the presidential level (although a little more at the state and local level). Still, given that Republican control of the House makes passing worthwhile legislation an impossibility, there’s no reason for Senate Democrats not [...]
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