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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Good riddance! Today marks the end of perhaps the worst Congress in American history!
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Jan. 3, 2013 11:10 a.m.





When members of the 113th Congress take their oaths of office today, it won’t exactly be an occasion for national celebration. But at least it will signal the end of an especially sorry chapter in American politics.

HERE‘s how Gail Collins sees it:

Right now you are probably asking yourself: Will the new Congress being sworn in this week work any better than the last one?

There’s always a chance. Because, you know, it’s new. Also, the bar is low, since some people believe the departing 112th Congress was the worst in history, because of its stupendous lack ...

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