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Government Still Open, Congress Still Sucks (VIDEO)

04/11/2011 06:53 pm ET | Updated Jun 09, 2011

The government didn't shut down last night, but is that really something to celebrate? Isn't "keeping the government functioning" kind of a baseline accomplishment?

Why is it so hard for Congress to do the most basic of legislative tasks?

Is the fault of Republicans for trying to insert environmental and abortion language? Democrats for not getting the job done last year when they were supposed to? Or the system itself?