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Pass the spending bill
Pass the spending bill

Republicans in Congress have a rare opportunity during the next 10 days to demonstrate that they can be more than an angry and unruly mob and actually govern responsibly by passing an omnibus spending bill during the lame duck session. In the context of history, approving a federal spending plan (which is already two months overdue) would seem a minimum standard, but by the yardstick of more recent years, merely averting a government shutdown would seem like cause for celebration. Many in the GOP ranks are clearly upset that President Barack Obama used his executive authority last month to temporarily shield millions of undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation. The more...