The U.S. Capitol where Congress has returned for a lame duck session
The U.S. Capitol where Congress has returned for a lame duck session McClatchy
The U.S. Capitol where Congress has returned for a lame duck session McClatchy

Congress returns to Washington – and to partisan angling

November 12, 2014 07:44 PM

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