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  • 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.


  • Associated Press
Rep. Joe Barton

    EDITORIAL: The GOP's term-limits test

    Over the next few weeks, ownership of the House will transition from outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, to Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. That change can't happen soon enough, but it won't be easy. One of the first challenges for the presumptive speaker's team will be selecting committee chairmen for the 112th Congress. The heads of those panels will influence the direction of the body for years to come.


  • NO MANEUVERING: The presumed House Speaker-to-be John A. Boehner says lawmakers will freely debate raising the debt ceiling. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: A bright idea for Boehner

    Ohio Republican Rep. John A. Boehner, presumptive speaker for the 112th Congress, ought to thank the Tea Party for handing him an electoral win larger than any other in recent memory. The best way to do so would be to engineer a few short-term public-policy victories that quickly would showcase the difference new House management can make.


  • Slurpees are good to go at a 7-Eleven store in Concord, N.H. But there is no word yet on whether elected officials will be sipping the sweet slushy drink Thursday while discussing tax cuts in the White House at a gathering jokingly dubbed the "Slurpee Summit." (Associated Press)

    Slurpee marketed as part of new politics buzz

    Is President Obama willing to risk Slurpee brain freeze as he grapples with political gridlock? A strange but real possibility.


  • Inside the Beltway

    "It is not our weapons or our technology that make us the most advanced military in the world; it is the unparalleled spirit, skill and devotion of our troops."


  • NO MANEUVERING: The presumed House Speaker-to-be John A. Boehner says lawmakers will freely debate raising the debt ceiling. (Associated Press)

    House GOP vows unfettered vote on raising of debt ceiling

    For the first time in years, House lawmakers will soon have the chance to vote on a standalone measure to increase the federal debt limit next year under the new Republican majority — a vote that's shaping up as the first early test of the GOP's commitment to spending restraint.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
House Minority Leader John A. Boehner signs in before casting his vote on Tuesday at a polling place in West Chester, Ohio.

    Boehner ready to take on position of speaker

    With his party poised to take over the chamber after Tuesday's elections, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner has promised a new approach to governing that would focus on spending and program cuts, a rejection of earmarks and more openness in how laws are passed.


  • CHOOSING CHAIRMEN: Minority Leader John A. Boehner leads the House Steering Committee. (Associated Press)

    Some top posts on panels up for grabs

    While House Republicans are jockeying behind the scenes for coveted committee chairmanships should Democrats be ousted from leadership after the midterm elections, many political insiders don't expect a drastic reshuffling of leadership within the GOP.


  • John A. Boehner

    TYRRELL: Boehner blew it

    Did my ears deceive me? Did I hear House Minority Leader John Boehner say on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday: "If the only option I have is to vote for those at 250 or below, of course I'm going to do that." He was referring to voting for extending the Bush tax cuts to those making less than $250,000 a year. And he was referring to the issue when there is a building momentum to keep the tax cuts for everyone in an era of fragile economic growth and 9.6 percent unemployment. Even some Democrats are willing to keep the tax cuts, but Mr. Boehner just made it difficult for them.


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