Who Are The Grownups Here?

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Another example of Senate Republicans chaining themselves to the levers of power: They are now using Senate rules to limit when during the day committee hearings can be held, which has had the effect of scuttling some hearings. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) was just on the floor decrying this latest stalling tactic after she wasn’t able to hold a scheduled hearing on police contracting in Afghanistan.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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