Bipartisanship in Congress isn't about being nice – it's about cold, hard numbers

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet Feb. 1 with Republican lawmakers, including Sens. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins, to discuss a coronavirus relief package. AP/Evan Vucci Before he was even inaugurated as president, Joe Biden, elected at a time of strong political polarization, emphasized the importance of bipartisanship in dealing with Congress: “I think I can work with Republican leadership in the House and Senate. I think we can get some things done.” Incoming presidents routinely make such appeals, and for good reason. Senate rules require a “supermajority” – 60 out …

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