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Seeking Traction, Democrats Turn to Energy


Seeking Traction, Democrats Turn to Energy

The new Democratic majority in Congress began its tenure pushing an ambitious agenda including everything from immigration to climate change to pulling out of Iraq. But, as the New York Times noted recently, “Congressional Democrats headed home for their Memorial Day recess with only a few signature accomplishments on the domestic front.” More notable so far are the retreats. Democrats backed off (CNN) an attempt to force a timetable for Iraq troop withdrawal, and failed to pass (ChiTrib) a controversial bill on immigration.


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