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Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. speak to reporters as they walk from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's, D-Nev., office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, after a meeting on gun control. Reid's determination to stage a vote came despite continued inconclusive talks between …

Senate Democrats Exploit Miners in Failed Government Shutdown Bid

Senate Democrats, in a preview of the tactics Democrats plan to deploy against incoming president Donald J. Trump, came within two votes of shutting down the federal government in the name of the union coal miners, whose health and pension benefits lose federal support at the end of the year late Friday night.