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Pingpong over Obamacare, government shutdown continues
Pingpong over Obamacare, government shutdown continues

House Republicans took to the airwaves Sunday to blast the Senate in general and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in particular for taking the day off as a partial government shutdown loomed. This is a bit like me holding my neighbor's baby over the edge of my balcony, then rebuking my neighbor for not paying enough attention to her child's safety. Nevertheless, the Republicans have an interesting point. Given that the House GOP has chosen to negotiate with Senate Democrats by playing legislative pingpong, passing versions of the stopgap funding bills back and forth in search of one that's mutually acceptable, shouldn't the Senate stay at the table until the game...

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