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Democratic Texas Rep. P. Solomon Ortiz has conceded defeat to Republican newcomer Blake Farenthold.
Thursday's article "Boehner tapped as speaker" (Politics) reports that the Democratic representatives have chosen Nancy Pelosi to continue as their minority leader. This choice comes despite the anger and dissatisfaction of the American people, and the low approval rating of the Democrat-controlled Congress and their defeats in the recent election.
Coming off an election in which voters unleashed their fury over Washington's perceived inability to grapple with tough issues, lawmakers spent much of the first week of the lame-duck session going after low-hanging fruit while leaving a number of big-ticket items on the table.
Normally, when someone has been fired from a job, he or she is required to pack up all belongings and vacate the premises by the end of the day. That person is no longer accountable and may no longer act in the best interests of the employer.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman said party leaders are the last remaining obstacles to a vote that would likely lead to the repeal the policy barring open gays from serving in the military.
Lawmakers ramped up the rhetoric Thursday regarding a series of Bush-era tax breaks set to expire at the end of the year, as leaders of both parties refused to budge on what to do with cuts for higher-wage earners.
The push to end the policy barring openly gay men and women from serving in the military has new life on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have announced plans to push forward with their efforts despite opposition from most Republicans.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will call for a vote after Thanksgiving on legislation that would allow gays to serve openly in the military.
With a number of Republicans breaking ranks, the Senate on Wednesday voted to allow debate to go forward on what supporters say would be the biggest overhaul of the nation's food-safety laws since the Great Depression.