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112th Congress convenes; Boehner elected speaker

WASHINGTON — Rep. John Boehner was elected speaker of the House, sealing newfound Republican power-sharing in Congress and drawing the curtain on the history-making Nancy Pelosi era at the helm. Cheers broke out among GOP lawmakers on the House floor ...

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Lifting retirement age might not be good idea

WASHINGTON — Raising the retirement age for Social Security would disproportionately hurt low-income workers and minorities, and increase disability claims by older people unable to work, government auditors told Congress. The projected spike in disability claims could harm Social Security’s ...

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House Democrats keep Nancy Pelosi as their leader

WASHINGTON — House Democrats elected Nancy Pelosi to remain as their leader Wednesday despite massive party losses in this month’s congressional elections that prompted some lawmakers to call for new leadership. Pelosi, the nation’s first female House speaker, will become ...

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DeMarco calls Andy Harris’ health care stand “outrageous” (access required)

Have you heard the one about the newly elected congressman who ran against the federal health care overhaul, then complained when he learned his government-subsidized plan wouldn’t kick in until a month after he was sworn in? Vinnie DeMarco has. ...

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