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New Congress Faces Familiar Fights

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New Congress Faces Familiar Fights

New Congress Faces Familiar Fights

New Congress Faces Familiar Fights

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The 108th Congress convenes with Republicans in control of both houses. Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) announces he won't make a bid for the White House. And amid partisan bickering, the Senate passes a measure to extend benefits for jobless Americans. NPR's David Welna reports.