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Mitch McConnell and 'regular order': Just flirting or going steady?
Mitch McConnell and 'regular order': Just flirting or going steady?

New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised senators late last year that he'd return to the "regular order" of debate and amendments that his predecessor, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada, had abandoned. But as the Senate struggled to finish work last week on a bill to clear the way for the Keystone XL pipeline, McConnell showed he knows how to slam down the lid too. Now the question is, how will McConnell balance his wish for regular order with the need to keep bills moving and get things done? And will Democrats use the openings to push for compromises or just score political points? Although the Senate has voted on only two bills so far in 2015, the debates...

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