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The Monkey Cage

The Monkey Cage
The House has passed a “CR” that temporarily funds the government, but “defunds” implementation of ObamaCare. Even Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas (whose badgering of the “Surrender Caucus” helped to fuel today’s House action) recognizes that the Democratic-led Senate will reject the House GOP ploy. Niels Lesniewski was first out the gate here and here explaining how Senate Democrats would strip the CR clean. Still, I’ve seen some confusion about how the Democrats will pull this off. So, what better way to finish up a Friday afternoon than to take a tour of Senate parliamentary weeds. (I don’t know why I call them weeds; I quite like them.

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