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A tale of two former Congressional bosses: A fighter & a lost soul

Former Capitol Hill staffer Murshed Zaheed praises Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid for defending America’s legacy of opening its doors to refugees while lamenting Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s vote for a Republican-backed bill to slam those doors shut.