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Looking for source of partisan gridlock? Try the Senate

If President Obama is looking for a way to jump-start more consensus-building in Congress, one obvious step would be to ask both Senate party caucuses to select new leadership.

It was obvious in the recent “60 Minutes” interview with Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell that they will be hard pressed to even talk to each other, never mind finding consensus.

Kenneth G. Fettig


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