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Mitch McConnell filibusters his own bill in game of Chicken with Senate

A rather remarkable thing happened on the Senate floor yesterday. ┬áKentucky Senator and former Tootsie Pop spokesman Mitch McConnell came to the floor to ask for a vote on raising the debt ceiling. ┬áThis type of vote isn’t new – the federal debt limit has been raised 106 times since 1940, 18 times under Ronald […]