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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Small states wield big stick in Senate

A statue of Buffalo Bill stands at the entrance to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo. The disproportionate power enjoyed in the Senate by small states such as Wyoming is playing a growing role in the political dynamic of issues as varied as gun control, immigration and campaign finance.