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Thursday, January 20, 2011
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks through Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, after the vote passed to repeal the health care bill. (AP)

House Republicans voted yesterday to repeal President Obama’s healthcare reform law. But because of stiff opposition to repeal in the Senate, it’s unlikely to go further. Now GOP leaders move onto phase two of their strategy: replace the parts of the healthcare act they dislike most.

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Monday, January 17, 2011
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., holds a copy of a proposal to repeal the Health Care Bill during w news conference on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2011. (AP)

After delaying the start of legislative business last week because of the Tucson shootings, the House of Representatives gets back to work this week.

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Monday, January 10, 2011
Members of Congress and staff members observe a moment of silence for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and other shooting victims, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, on the East Steps of the Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

All business in Congress has been called off this week after the Arizona weekend shooting that left six people dead and 14 wounded, including Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords. We touch down in Washington.

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Friday, January 7, 2011
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., speaks to the media about repealing President Barack Obama's health care law on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives today moved forward with plans to repeal health care reform. Meanwhile, Tea Party leader Michele Bachman (R-MN) is launching a repeal of the recent financial reform law.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011
New House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) takes part in reading the U.S. Constitution on the House floor. (screen capture: C-span.org)

And on the second day of Republican rule, the House reads the Constitution. Volunteers are giving voice to the seven articles and 27 amendments today. Meanwhile, President Obama begins to remake his staff as he prepares for the next two years of governing with Republicans in charge of the House.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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We touch down on Capitol Hill as Republicans take leadership of the House today, and Democrats consider rejiggering Filibuster rules in the Senate.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Democratic Congressman Mike Capuano of Massachusetts stopped by WBUR's studios in Boston to explain his plans for the next two years. (Anna Miller/Here & Now)

On Monday we spoke with newly-elected Republican Congressman Steve Womack of Rogers Arkansas. Today we speak with Congressman Mike Capuano of Massachusetts’ 8th District about his plans for the next two years and what he has to say to the incoming Republican majority.

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Monday, December 20, 2010
Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., left, and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, with Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, center, head to a news conference about the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy. (AP)

The lame duck Congress is seeing a burst of productivity this month. So far, Congress has passed a tax-cut compromise, a repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and a food safety bill. What’s coming this week?

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Friday, December 17, 2010
An aide carries a poster about the the New START treaty near the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

After passing a compromise tax cut bill, Congress now turns its attention to debating a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, ending the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers, and providing citizenship to young immigrants who join the military or attend college.

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Monday, November 15, 2010
Congress Lame Duck

As more than 100 mainly Republican freshmen lawmakers arrive to be trained, current lawmakers must decide on who will lead them and whether to extend expiring unemployment benefits and Bush-era tax cuts.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
An Iraqi solider stands guard at the scene of a car bomb attack in Kut, southeast of Baghdad. A car bomb ripped through an outdoor market in a mainly Shiite city southeast of Baghdad in the deadliest of a series of attacks that killed and injured scores on Tuesday, officials said. (AP)

States Brace For Jobs Vote In Congress, Who’s Watching You On Facebook, The War Winds Down In Iraq, Violence Remains High, Missouri Voters Pass Challenge To Obama’s Health Care Reform, Returning To The Titanic

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Monday, August 2, 2010
A white shark swimming just offshore (Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries)

Ethics Charges Loom Large As Congress Ramps Up For November, Surging Enrollments At For-Profit Colleges Bring Federal Scrutiny, Presidential Kids Are All Right, The ‘Ya-Ya Sisterhood’ Author Pens A Novel That Foreshadows The B.P. Oil Disaster

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Congress Back in Session, A Conversation with Howard Dean, Arraignment in the ‘Craigslist Murder’ Case, Recession TV, Return to South Africa

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel Elizabeth Warren says she’s pleased to hear Obama’s announcement about cuts in executive pay at companies receiving bailout money.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stimulus Plan, Peanut Butter and Salmonella, How are Rights Changing Under Obama?,Super Bowl 43, RPM Challenge

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