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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Pete Sessions
Call it a constitutional do-over. Two days after they took control of the House, Republicans on Friday had to clean up the mess left when two of their members failed to properly take the oath of office, even though they had been voting and conducting business as if they had.
Jockeying for the House Republican leadership hierarchy got a bit clearer Monday, as Rep. Pete Sessions said he will remain chairman of the caucus' fundraising arm and won't vie for GOP chief whip — avoiding a potentially contentious intraparty battle.
Tuesday's election results likely will signal a historic shift in Congress. In some ways, the final picture of the makeup of the 112th Congress may remain hazy and unclear for several days afterward.
He said Republicans will run on broad themes, such as arguing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's agenda for health care, energy and labor unions is destroying jobs.
"It's going to be a national election," said Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, head of the Republican committee overseeing House races.