The nation in brief

Posted: December 9, 2013 at 2 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We’re going to seek to achieve as much as we possibly can and hope Republicans will cooperate with us, instead of just using kneejerk obstruction.” Adam Jentleson, spokesman for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on a two-week Senate session beginning today

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