I used to do this every once in a while on the old blog: You ask questions, I answer them. Open topic. Presidential nomination battles? House and Senate elections? Filibusters? Budget politics? Whatever you like. I'll get to as many as I can. Leave your questions in comments here, or send them by email or via Twitter, where I'm @jbplainblog.

Should be fun! Send in those questions, and I'll get started.

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