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Boehner Expected To Keep His Job As House Speaker

Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Costa, Washington editor of the National Review, about the trials of House Speaker John Boehner. What makes it hard for Boehner to control the Republican caucus?

After Upset Win, House Freshman Looks To Make A Name For Himself

California Democrat Eric Swalwell, one of the youngest new members of Congress, defeated a 40-year incumbent for his seat. But his first challenge in Washington might be getting people to pronounce his name correctly.

Democratic Leader Pelosi to GOP Colleagues: 'Take Back Your Party'

In an interview with NPR, Pelosi said the GOP has "made enormous contributions to the success of our country." But she added: "There are many members in the Republican caucus who do not believe in government. And bless their hearts, they act upon their beliefs."

Clinton Discharged From Hospital After Blood Clot Treatment

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been discharged from New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was admitted Sunday for treatment of a blood clot that followed a concussion she suffered after fainting.
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Should Virginia Governors Be Able To Run For Reelection?

Under current Virginia law, governors can only serve one consecutive term in office. Some lawmakers believe that is holding the Commonwealth back, and are renewing a push for a change.


UPDATE: With A Swish Of His Autopen, Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill

With the president in Hawaii and the bill back in Washington, D.C., a machine did the signing. That's been done before, and was declared to be legal by President George W. Bush's lawyers.