n.— «Their strategy is to ram through what Republican aides are calling a “mini-bus”—a precursor to a much larger omnibus spending bill that could come down the pike later this year encompassing the remaining appropriations bills. By taking that approach, Democrats could try to pick off some Republicans in hopes of avoiding a presidential veto.» —“Congress Reaches the Wrong Milestone” by Robert Bluey Oct. 28, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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