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The Leadership: Who's In Charge Of Congress?()  

Capitol Shakeup: Leadership Changes In Congress After 2010 Midterms

January 5, 2011 Check out the faces of the new Republican leadership in the House and see the Democrats who remain in charge of the Senate.

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63 Pickup: Rep. Dan Maffei (D) Concedes In New York 25()  

November 23, 2010 Rep. Dan Maffei, a freshman Democrat from upstate New York (Syracuse), has conceded defeat to Republican challenger Ann Marie Buerkle.

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Recount Ordered In Minnesota Gov. Race()  

November 23, 2010 Minnesota, home of a famous recount in its 2008 Senate race, will now recount the 2.1 million votes cast in its still-too-close-to-call gubernatorial race.

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Another Improbable GOP Victory: Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D) Concedes In Texas 27()  

November 23, 2010 The GOP claims another House seat, as Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D), who has been in Congress since the seat was created in 1982, concedes defeat to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold.

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Alaska's Lisa Murkowski Passes Joe Miller In Senate Vote Count()  

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November 16, 2010 Sen. Murkowski has opened a 1,700 point lead over Joe Miller via her write-in votes. Her lead is only expected to grow as the more than 8,000 remaining write-in votes are counted.

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Obama Makes Beeline For Independent Voters()  

Air Force One Leaves Japan for Washington

November 15, 2010 President Obama is signaling that he plans to push hard for bipartisanship. It's an appeal to political independents who say they're against gridlock and want the president and congressional leaders to work together.

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If John Boehner Can't Be Rebel Or Compromiser, What's Left?()  

John Boehner

November 15, 2010 Boehner tells GOP freshmen they may spend the next 2 years fighting basically fighting Obama. That would seem to rule out him being a compromiser. And the fact that he'll be running Congress rules out a rebel role. So where does that leave him?

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Tea Party Lawmakers Welcome Themselves To D.C.()  

Attendees at a Tea Party election results events at a Washington, D.C., hotel cheer on Nov. 2.

November 13, 2010 The newly elected politicians are coming to Washington, D.C., to get acquainted with the institution they will be joining — an institution they criticized during the campaign. The Tea Party is even holding its own sessions this weekend — before the official House orientation.

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DeMint Increases Clout By Banking On Conservatives()  

Jim DeMint

November 12, 2010 Conservative Republicans have a new champion: Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, whose strategy in the midterm elections has given him new clout in the Republican Party. Behind DeMint's ascent is a combination of faith and fundraising.

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Obama In Asia: Midterms Didn't Hurt Me Globally()  

Obama at Seoul news conference

November 12, 2010 Obama said it was hard to get other nations to agree to U.S. terms when he had 65% percent approval. If anything has changed, he said, it's that his ties to other leaders are deeper.

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