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Dems’ trip through GOP gridlock: From amusement to aggravation

Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland had finished reading The Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, USA Today and now was flipping his way through the New York Times. “It is like Groundhog Day — it makes no sense now,” he said of the eighth roll call vote. “It’s gone from amusement to irritation pretty quickly,” Jennifer Wexton says. Since there’s no speaker, there aren’t really any rules, either. A Republican accused Democrats of drinking through the votes.