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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
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Official: Pelosi to Remain as Leader of House Democrats

A congressional official says House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has told her party caucus she will remain as minority leader in the new session of Congress.

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Obama Addresses Joint Session Of Congress On Jobs And The Economy
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Is Congress Going Back to “Work” or “Blame”

After working very hard for the past seven weeks to hold onto their jobs, Congress goes back to Washington to "relax," but hopefully get something done.

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The Nation's Capitol Arises To A New President-Elect
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Marching Orders for Congress from One Citizen

This is an open letter to Senators John Thune, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, and the other 98 members of the greatest deliberative body in the world.

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U.S. Capital
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Changing How Government Works

I had a listener call up the other day with a rather unique idea on how we can get Government to actually get something done.

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Congress returns to work after the 2012 General Election much the same as before, with each political party congrolling one chamber.

Bipartisanship Ahead?

The election is over, and with a few exceptions, the picture in Washington is going to be pretty much the same.

President Obama in his second term will have to find ways to work with a divided Congress who, despite all the talk of "reaching across the aisle" and "building bridges," could just wind up going on as it has before

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South Dakota has one seat in the US House. To some, it's a "kibe" House Seat.

The Lone House Seat

I heard it again last night:

"South Dakota's lone US House seat."

Right. South Dakota has one seat in the US House.

But why is it always our "lone" seat?

Can't it just be South Dakota's US House seat?

The offender of my sensibilities this time was a TV station, although usually it's a news service

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State Of The Union Before Congress
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Shutdown Averted but ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Awaits

The prospect of a one-two punch of tax increases and slashing, automatic spending cuts will still confront lawmakers when they return to Washington after Election Day.

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Congress gets back to work after a five-week break, and Senators and Representatives have a lot to do between now and the November elections.
Congress gets back to work after a five-week break, and Senators and Representatives have a lot to do between now and the November elections.

Back to Work for Congress

They have a lot on their plates.

Senators and Representatives in Congress went back to work on Monday, after their August recess and before the November elections.

It's too early for anybody to call them "lame-ducks," but we probably get the feeling that the American people will be calling them a lot of things if they don't get something done

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