n.— «Sen. Daniel Akaka, the Democratic chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, stopped Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison late Thursday from bypassing the committee process and pushing her bill straight to a vote, a procedure known as hotlining.» —“Democrat slows Hutchison’s veterans debt relief bill” by Suzanne Gamboa Dallas Morning News (Texas) Feb. 15, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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