Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 12:00 am
President George Washington once warned about the “baneful effects” of party politics.
Since then, the nation has faced its share of political gridlock. Congressmen in the 1890s hid under their desks to deny the opposing party a quorum. In 1964, foes of the Civil Rights Act mounted a 75-day filibuster before the bill passed.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 12:00 am.