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Congressional Stalemate

The Trickling Down of Washington Discord: Family Life Deeply Affected

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

The majority of Americans are disgusted and discouraged by dangerous stalemates throughout Washington power institutions, within and with each other. ...

Buffett Issues Warning On Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

Congressional Republicans aren’t stupid enough to hold America’s full faith and credit hostage to politics, but they'll get pretty close, accordin...

Ending Congressional Gridlock Requires Curbing Abuse Of The Filibuster

Nan Aron | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

Without reform, we're doomed repeat and amplify the exasperating gridlock of the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling talks. That's why Senate Resolutions 4 and 6 need the support of Democratic senators and the White House. The American people strongly support overhauling the filibuster.

Prospects For The 113th Congress

Sarah Binder | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Sarah Binder

In many ways, the new Congress should look like the old one. Prospects for a grand bargain over taxes and spending remain dim. I also expect that congressional power will remain concentrated in the hands of party leaders, and that rank-and-file legislators will continue to grumble about it.