Rep. John Boehner, R-OH, becomes speaker of the House this week.
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January 3, 2011 As a new year kicks off, many eyes are on Washington -- where the new Congress convenes on Wednesday with Republicans in charge of the House and a narrower majority for the Democrats in the Senate. Austerity is the word of the week in D.C.
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