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  • Former Conn. official to lead Common Cause

    Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Miles Rapoport will lead Common Cause, a national, nonprofit advocacy group that focuses on increasing citizen engagement in politics and government.

  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is president of the Senate, and three top officers of the chamber have been named in a lawsuit trying to overturn the Senate's filibuster rule. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Dream Act students sue to stop Senate filibuster

    Illegal immigrant students and members of the House sued the Senate this week to try to overturn the upper chamber's filibuster rule, arguing that the 60-vote supermajority requirement violates the Constitution and is blocking important legislation such as legalization for illegal immigrants.

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