Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE), joining a parade of Republican Senators angry that a minority of Senators can no longer obstruct President Obama's judicial and executive nominees, took to the Senate floor Friday to compare his caucus' plight to that of abolitionists in the 1800s.
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After Gov. Chris Christie backed out of a successful regional carbon emissions trading program in 2011 and has vetoed any attempt to rejoin, New Jersey state senators want voters to decide whether the state should participate.