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Capitol Briefing: December 28, 2008 - January 3, 2009

Senate Adjourns, Ends Standoff With Bush

By Paul Kane In less than 30 seconds this morning, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) gaveled to a close a 14-month standoff between Senate Democrats and President Bush, effectively ending the contentious 110th Congress and also blocking any last-minute appointments by the White House. At 10 a.m. ET sharp, Bingaman oversaw...

By Paul Volpe  |  January 2, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Branch vs. Branch , Senate  
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