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  • Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (left) shares a moment with Heath Shuler, whose career as a congressman has outshined his playing days with the Redskins (below). Shuler never lived up to the hype of being the No. 3 overall pick out of Tennessee in 1994. (Associated Press)

    Heath Shuler: Rushed in, phased out

    Heath Shuler knew what he had to say. It was the fall of 1994, and Washington Redskins coach Norv Turner was giving the touted rookie quarterback the chance to make his NFL debut against the defending Super Bowl-champion Dallas Cowboys.

  • Rep. Heath Shuler, North Carolina Democrat, will not seek re-election to Congress. (AP photo)

    Democrat Rep. Shuler passes on 2012 re-election campaign

    Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina said Thursday he won't seek a fourth term in office, saying he never intended to be career politician.

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb (5) tips his hat to the crowd as he walks off the field after an NFL football game against the New York Giants on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Landover, Md.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    DALY: Redskins' quarterback shuffle adds up to lots of losses

    Seventeen years. The Redskins have been searching for a quarterback to lead them out of the wilderness for that long. You'd think he was hiding in a mountain cave along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border (where his agent had stashed him to drive up his price).

  • **FILE** Rep. Heath Shuler, North Carolina Democrat (center), accompanied by Reps. Mike Ross, Arkansas Democrat (left), and Jim Matheson, Utah Democrat, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Nov. 17. (Associated Press)

    N.C. Rep. Shuler pushes Democrats toward center

    North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler is pushing the Democratic Party to adopt more centrist policies after the GOP's huge gains nationwide in this month's election. And he's looking to President Barack Obama to follow suit.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, and House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, walk to a news conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, after being re-elected as the leaders of the House Democrats, although they will be in the minority in the 112th Congress next year.

    Boehner tapped as speaker

    House Republicans tabbed Minority Leader John A. Boehner - who helped lead his party's historic takeover of the chamber in the midterm elections - as the new House speaker, while Nancy Pelosi, who has held the post for almost four years, was chosen minority leader by her Democratic peers.

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks through Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

    House Democrats keep Pelosi as leader

    House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday as their leader in the next Congress.

  • In this Nov. 2, 2010, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi waits to speak in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Pelosi defeats Shuler in House Democratic race

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will remain as the Democratic leader when her party loses its majority in the new Congress, turning back a largely symbolic challenge from moderate North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler.

  • Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, South Dakota Democrat, thanks her supporters, friends and family members during her concession speech at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on Tuesday. She lost her seat to Republican challenger Kristi Noem in a close race. (Associated Press)

    Centrist Blue Dogs ousted from House

    Voter anger at out-of-control government spending and mounting debt ironically proved toxic for many of the most fiscally conservative Democrats in Tuesday's midterm vote.

  • In this photo taken Sept. 18, 2010, U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler  (D-Waynesville), second from left, coaches the Transylvania Jr. Pee Wee Ravens at halftime during the team's first game at Erwin High School in Asheville, N.C. Shuler's son, Navy, 9, also plays on the team. (Associated Press)

    GOP could take bite out of Blue Dogs

    Across the country, Blue Dog Democrats — whose 54 members represent more than one-fifth of their party's 255-seat majority and many of the country's most contested swing districts— find themselves squarely in the cross hairs.

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