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How Democrats came to love 'coequal'

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The bottom line is the House is one-half of a coequal branch of government. The speaker of the House is enormously powerful in the House. If she can persuade majorities, and sometimes supermajorities, of House members, and then majorities, and sometimes supermajorities, of the Senate to go along with her, she can block the president's agenda and exert enormous power in the government. But by herself — not so much. The system simply was not designed for a head-to-head equal competition: the president versus the speaker. It doesn't work that way.

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