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How Much Did the Yanks Really Split From the Brits in 1776?

July 2, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Fast-Track Funding Bills Always Hard to Derail

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Congress agreed in October to fund the government for six more months rather than suffer the political consequences of a government shutdown. While outrage over the killing of U.S. personnel in Libya threatened to derail the agreeement, pressures to adjourn for election campaigns prevailed.

Vice President's Role in Senate Is Occasionally Critical

October 24, 2006 By Don WolfensbergerRoll Call Contributing Writer

Don’t Dismiss Bicameral Working Group Out of Hand

A House passed bill to create a ""Bipartisan Working group on Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth" could provide an opening for a larger deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.

How Do Presidential Campaigns Affect Capitol Hill Agendas?

March 17, 2008 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

The Republican Revolution at 10: Lasting Legacy or Faded Vision?

How have the promises and peformance of the Republican Revolution played out over the last decade? Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, architect of the Contract with America assesses the past 10 years in Congress.

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