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February 25, 2012


More Divided Than Ever

The latest National Journal congressional voting ratings finds polarization "remains endemic. Lawmakers march in lockstep with their party. Heretics are purged."

"For the second year in a row but only the third time in the 30 years that National Journal has published these ratings, no Senate Democrat compiled a voting record to the right of any Senate Republican, and no Republican came down on the left of any Senate Democrat. (The first time this happened was 1999.)"

"The 435 members of the House are as polarized as their Senate colleagues. Only six Republicans -- Chris Smith of New Jersey, Tim Johnson of Illinois, Justin Amash of Michigan, Ron Paul of Texas, Steven LaTourette of Ohio, and Walter Jones of North Carolina -- compiled a slightly more "liberal" voting record than the most conservative Democrat, Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma."












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