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Michael Viqueira

Journalist and Author — Freelance
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Mike Viqueira is a journalist, media trainer/consultant, and author of "You Didn't Get This From Me," a novel of media and politics.

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“It’s a very lonely life that a man leads, who becomes aware of truths before their time” - Speaker Thomas Reed, circa 1890 https://t.co/KfLuu2VSIw
Senate leaders fear exposing their members to other side’s amendments designed to jam them. Result: no floor amendments = no appropriations bills = opaque process = limited accountability = omnibus = CR = shutdown. #MaketheSenateGreatAgain  https://www.thegreatanchor.com/procedure-101/2017/10/16/blocking-amendments-is-a-perversion-of-senate-rules-and-practices 
Any talk of “concessions” made by one side or the other in this brinksmanship should be taken with a boulder of salt. We’re still in the PR phase and people are trying to appear reasonable as a means of getting the upper hand.
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