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franking privileges

Franking privileges allow lawmakers to send mail to constituents without having to pay postage.

A copy of the member’s signature replaces the stamp on the envelope.

franking privileges

Authentic signatures of famous individuals are often valuable collectors’ items.

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smoke-filled room

A “smoke-filled room” is used to describe a situation where politicians or other powerful individuals gather in a private, enclosed space to make important decisions or negotiations without public scrutiny.

The term originated in the early 20th century, …

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