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Summer showdowns

"Summer showdowns" Continued...

"The main goal is to have an adequate amount of time to look at her extensive record," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Expect more of the same push and pull this summer from Congress. With Democrats playing offense and Republicans playing defense, Americans may think the sports pages have taken over their newspaper's political section. But with the congressional makeup currently skewed Democratic, the best strategy Republicans seem to have right now is to slow down what they are reluctant to admit may be inevitable.

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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