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Hoyer, Clyburn Jockey to Be Pelosi's Right Hand

Deal will probably preempt secret ballot

(Newser) - The sound and fury of the midterm elections may be over, but the end of electoral voting brings about a round of behind-the-scenes jockeying for power. Reps. James Clyburn and Steny Hoyer are both plausible candidates for leading the Democratic minority in the house, but given that Nancy Pelosi will... More »

Gingrich: GOP Could Win 60; Dems: We'll Hold House

Hoyer acknowledges seats will be lost, but not the majority

(Newser) - The future of the House of Representatives was again the focus of the Sunday talk shows today, with Newt Gingrich predicting that the GOP could beat his '94 uprising, which claimed 54 seats from Democrats. “The high is probably around 60,” he told Fox News Sunday. “I... More »

Massa's Male Staffers Complained for a Year

Ex-rep's aides cite lewd comments, touching

(Newser) - This was apparently no isolated tickle fest , no matter what Eric Massa says. A Washington Post investigation finds that the former congressman's male staffers began complaining about lewd overtures from him in March 2009, just 3 months after he took office. Massa's senior aides tried to handle it internally—for... More »

Dems Call a 'Timeout' on Health Care Reform

In wake of Massachusetts, Harry Reid says 'there's no rush'

(Newser) - And suddenly, "there's no rush" to get health care reform passed. So says Harry Reid in comments echoed up and down the party line today. Democrats essentially called a halt to President Obama's No. 1 priority now that Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts has gummed up the works. Coming... More »

House Admonishes Wilson for 'You Lie!'

(Newser) - The House formally admonished Joe Wilson today for his "You lie" outburst during President Obama's speech. The vote was 240-179, with 12 Democrats and seven Republicans voting against party lines. "At issue," declared House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer during debate, "is whether we are able to... More »

Senate Blocks Tax Hikes

Fix shields millions from alternative minimum tax

(Newser) - The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to shield 23 million Americans from tax increases imposed by the alternative minimum tax—without replacing $50 billion in lost revenue. The vote to extend protection from the tax represents a retreat for Democrats who had pledged to meet the shortfall with spending cuts or... More »

Dems Join GOP in Wishing for Long Weekends

Five-day slate leaves little time to spend in district, on campaign

(Newser) - After Republicans were mocked for complaining about the five-day workweek instituted in the House, some Democrats now say they wouldn't mind a long weekend, either. New members in particular find it tough to stay in touch with constituents with little time at home, Politico reports. "Next year, members will... More »

House Demands Iraq Exit Plan in 60 Days

Bipartisan vote for Iraqi withdrawal plan

(Newser) - The House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to give the White House 60 days to come up with an exit plan for withdrawing significant numbers of troops from Iraq. The 377-46 vote is the first salvo of a new Democratic strategy but does not require a withdrawal timeline or  a... More »

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