The House of Representatives and Senate concluded their business for 2011 Friday, bringing an end to the 112th Congress's first legislative session. This bitterly divided Congress will surely be remembered for its showdowns over government spending, but what exactly has it accomplished with half of the two-year term in the books?
Republicans swept into the House majority promising the American people that business as usual was over. No more earmarks. No more bills passed in the middle of the...Full Story