Congress vs. National Security – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — The much maligned 111th U.S. Congress will soon come to an end, leaving a legacy of gridlock and rancor despite a prolific legislative record.In the process of tackling many pressing issues, such as health care reform and the economic crisis, lawmakers exposed the world to a flawed legislative system of backroom deals, outdated rules and procedures, and obsolete committee structures that favored obstruction over deliberation, partisanship over statesmanship, and narrow interests over national objectives.

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