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Is Congress Simply No Fun Anymore?

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, file photo, the dome of the Capitol is reflected in a skylight of the Capitol Visitor's Center in Washington. By delaying hard choices on spending, the fiscal cliff deal guaranteed more confrontation and uncertainty this year, especially when Congress must vote later this winter to raise the government?s borrowing limit. That?s likely to keep businesses cautious about hiring and investing. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) | AP

When Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., announced this week that he would retire from his seat after 10 years in the House, he cited his frustrations with the current gridlock in Congress.

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