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Congressional Republicans Consider Energy Agenda

Republicans will control both houses of Congress, giving energy firms allies on Capitol Hill. Among the issues lawmakers may take up: the Keystone XL pipeline and lifting the ban on crude exports.
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Republicans Gain Seats In State Legislatures, Governors Mansions

The GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate was the big headline. But it also increased the number of state legislative chambers it controls, and added 3 new governorships, bringing that total to 33.
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D.C.'s Marijuana Vote Faces Congressional Review

Voters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Some residents say decriminalizing pot will lead to more illegal activity in their neighborhood.
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McConnell Faces Challenges From GOP Conservatives, Obama's Veto Pen

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell is in line to go from the Senate's minority leader to majority leader. He will have a majority smaller than the one Democrat Harry Reid has enjoyed.
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On What Issues Can Obama And The Republican Leadership Agree?

President Obama and presumed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talked about finding common ground, the day after Republicans won control of the Senate and picked up seats in the House.
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Election Day Was Harsh For Senate's Southern Democrats

The Democratic Party's last hope rests with Mary Landrieu, who is locked in a runoff with GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. She survived rematches in 1996 and again in 2008.
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Midterm Results Indicate Shift In Democrat's Voting Coalition

Steve Inskeep talks to demographic specialists about election results. They include: the Pew Research Center's Mark Hugo Lopez, Andra Gillespie of Emory University and Abby Kiesa of Tufts University.
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Obama, McConnell Look For Common Ground

President Obama congratulated Republican Senator Mitch McConnell on becoming the likely Senate majority leader. Obama and McConnell promised to look for ways to work together, despite differences.
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The Man Behind The 'Morning Edition' Theme Music. Also, Lyrics!

Composer BJ Leiderman talks about writing the show's theme music and sings some of the lyrics that accompany that catchy tune.
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Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is set to head the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It can be easier for her oil-reliant state to adapt to the changing climate rather than address its causes.

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