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Aug. 21, 2017 will be America's best chance to see a total solar eclipse for the next seven years.

This Is How Politicians Put Grenades In 'Vote-A-Rama'

Senators can propose loads of amendments in the "vote-a-rama," which puts the opposition in a tough spot if they want to get anything done.
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This Is How Politicians Put Grenades In 'Vote-A-Rama'

In a Senate "vote-a-rama," each member gets to toss out amendments specially designed to trip up the opposing party. Think of these like grenades. The amendments are tossed into the other party's bunker and blow up a year later, just in time for re-election.