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Congressional Tactics

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Congressional Tactics

Congressional Tactics

Congressional Tactics

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Host Steve Inskeep talks to Ross Baker, a historian at Rutgers University, about the historical precedents for tactics used by the Republican majority in the current 108th Congress. Last week, the Republicans managed to pass a controversial Medicare bill by using what some Democrats viewed as unfair tactics.

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