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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

That Lame-Duck Congress Might Be Busier Than the Healthy Duck


It doesn’t matter how you vote in November, America; the liberals will still get what they want by passing all of those ideas you hate in a lame-duck Congress.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) suggested Thursday that Democrats might attempt to move “card-check” legislation this year, perhaps during a lame-duck session.

Harkin, the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, strongly disputed that the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA, or “card-check”) was dead in the Senate.

Why should a little thing like public opposition impede Democrats?

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