The Nation: WHAT CONGRESS IS UP TO

ALONG with all of its politicking, is Congress going to do any real lawmaking? Nowhere near as much as the partisan demands might indicate. The Republicans are trying to embarrass the Democrats on civil rights, but expect no new legislation to be passed. The Democrats accuse the Administration of neglecting national defense, but are not planning any major increases in defense appropriations. The Democrats are set to ignore several of the measures that the President called for in his message to Congress, including a new farm bill, increases in postal rates, authorization of...

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