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Partisanship Crippling Congress

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Thomas Mann
June 16, 2006
Thomas Mann, of the Brookings Institution, says that politicians have lost their ability to have civil conversations with those holding different views, and that is crippling the U.S. Congress. As a result, Mann says, policy suffers and checks and balances are undermined. His speech was made at the League of Women Voters national convention in Minneapolis on June 10, 2006.