David Lightman

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The lame duck Congress has until next week to prevent a government shutdown. At the moment, that sounds unlikely.

Will Washington Flirt with Disaster or Punt until Next Year?

The lame duck Congress has until next week to prevent a government shutdown. At the moment, that sounds unlikely.

from To the Point

With fewer than 60 bills signed into law this year, the 113th Congress is on track to be the least productive in 40 years, and Americans have noticed.

The Worst Congress Ever?

With fewer than 60 bills signed into law this year, the 113th Congress is on track to be the least productive in 40 years, and Americans have noticed.

from Which Way, L.A.?

With fewer than 60 bills signed into law this year, the 113th Congress is on track to be the least productive in 40 years, and Americans have noticed.

The Worst Congress Ever?

With fewer than 60 bills signed into law this year, the 113th Congress is on track to be the least productive in 40 years, and Americans have noticed.

from To the Point

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