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“Bipartisanship is not for the fainthearted,” says Wyden, who seems to be disillusion-proof.

But this episode may well shrink the already diminished pool of lawmakers who are willing to buck party orthodoxy, and that is sad. Whatever the outcome in November, a president and Congress will return to Planet Washington in desperate need of some solutions — not least on Medicare. They will need all the Ron Wydens they can get.

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