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Unformatted text preview: The past decade has been increasingly partisan, increasingly ideological, increasingly nasty Debate o House regulated into Rules and set specific amounts of time o Special Orders Member or group of members can ask to speak after normal business is concluded Gives them an opportunity to give a speech that will be printed in the Congressional Record Many junior members used this to get noticed They can look like theyre addressing some important issue and have it reprinted in newspapers and shown on the local news Actually addressing empty chamber with staff and maybe family in the gallery Can get pretty nasty and partisan...
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- Fall '07