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The House’s online, open transition

Opinion: An important part of Republicans’ pledge is a promise to make Congress more accountable. Read the full story on Poliitico.…

The House’s online, open transition

Opinion: An important part of Republicans’ pledge is a promise to make Congress more accountable. Read the full story on Poliitico.…

Will Hastings take aim at energy?

Party leaders and lobbyists want him to beat back Obama’s agenda from a relatively feeble panel. Read the full story on Poliitico.…

Will Hastings take aim at energy?

Party leaders and lobbyists want him to beat back Obama’s agenda from a relatively feeble panel. Read the full story on Poliitico.…

Alec Baldwin "very, very interested" in political run

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood liberal Alec Baldwin said on Tuesday he was “very, very interested” in running for political office, but was not planning to give up his day…

Obama Aides Lean Against Bypass of Guantánamo Rules

Aides are likely to recommend that President Obama sharply criticize a bill’s restrictions on transferring detainees without claiming authority to bypass the rules. Read the full story from The New…

Time to to shut down the filibuster?

Time to to shut down the filibuster?

Senate Democrats have what they think may be a unique window of opportunity to tame the filibuster power that the Republican minority has used so effectively in recent years to…

Political Times: Victory Alone Does Not a Mandate Make

As Republicans, among them Tea Party politicians, take control of the House, they would be wise not to misread voters’ will. Read the full story from The New York Times.…

National Briefing | West: California: Judges Ask for Clarity on Same-Sex Marriage Measure

A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asked the California Supreme Court for guidance on the issue of standing in a challenge to…

On the Way Out, a Governor Takes a Controversial Step

Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. said Colorado would enter a program that uses background checks to catch illegal immigrants who commit crimes. Read the full story from The New York Times.…