After a brief moment of bipartisan-themed grandstanding the day before, things got back to normal on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, with Senate Republicans plotting to make the most of the next few weeks by doing their darndest to derail any Democratic-backed legislation in the works. –KA

“PostLeadership” in The Washington Post:

So how’s this for leadership in Washington? Senate Republicans plan to block debate on virtually all Democratic-backed legislation that isn’t related to tax cuts or government spending in the lame-duck session of Congress. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader, and Sen. Jon Kyl, the Republican whip, added the signatures of all members of the Republican Senate caucus to a letter that promises to implement the plan.

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