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What happens if Senate battle ends in a tie?

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FOXNEWS.COM

Politics and sports have something in common: generally, there is no such thing as a tie. 

In politics, there are winners and losers at the polls. In Congress, lawmakers pass bills or defeat them. 

There’s no middle ground in Congress. Except for one arcane area -- over which party “controls” the United States Senate. 

Houston Drops Pastor Subpoenas, Larger Problem Remains

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CBNNEWS.COM

Houston's mayor has finally withdrawn her subpoenas which demanded pastors surrender their private communications.

Mayor Annise Parker, a lesbian, had targeted five pastors as part of a lawsuit over a pro-gay ordinance. The religious leaders said the subpoenas violated their First Amendment rights.

Parker says her demands were not meant to infringe on anyone's religious freedoms.

Houston drops controversial pastor subpoenas

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FOXNEWS.COM

The mayor of Houston announced Wednesday that the city will withdraw subpoenas of sermons from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents, The Houston Chronicle reports.

"I didn't do this to satisfy them," Mayor Annise Parker said in reference to critics of the subpoenas. "I did it because it was not serving Houston."