Vote-a-rama: The most interesting votes cast by senators Friday and Saturday

The dome of the Capitol is reflected in a skylight of the Capitol Visitor's Center in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP)


Vote-a-rama: The most interesting votes cast by senators Friday and Saturday

In a marathon session, the U.S. Senate voted late Friday and early Saturday on dozens of proposals, including subjects as widely varied as climate change, sales taxes and abortion.The votes came as part of a "vote-a-rama," an unusual time during the budget process when senators can get a vote held on just about anything.Many took the opportunity to propose stunt legislation designed to embarrass the other party or score a quick political point. Others used it to set a test …

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