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House Republicans Back Down on Ethics Rules Revisions

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House Republicans Back Down on Ethics Rules Revisions

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House Republicans Back Down on Ethics Rules Revisions

House Republicans Back Down on Ethics Rules Revisions

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Opening the 109th Congress, the House reelects Dennis Hastert as speaker, and majority Republicans opt not to push certain ethics rule changes that Democrats had claimed would weaken the ethics committee's work. NPR's Andrea Seabrook reports.