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Jonathan Bernstein

Congressional Dealmaking Isn't Extortion

Elizabeth Warren's opposition to a provision isn't the same as Ted Cruz's threat to shut down the government.
This is how the Senate works.

This is how the Senate works.

Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Are Senator Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats who opposed the government funding bill the practical equivalents of Senator Ted Cruz and the radical Republicans who shut down the government last year?

They are not.