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Editorial: Will 113th do better than 112th?

Published 01/04/2013, The Hastings Star-Gazette

Even with Tuesday’s agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, the 112th U.S. Congress will go down as one of the most unproductive in history. The dismal record is a result of partisan divisions embodied in large part by the extreme right in the House and the extreme left in the Senate. Both chambers seem to have been captive of a relatively small number of uncompromising ideologues, the result being legislative paralysis.

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