Congress

12:30pm

Wed November 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Will Announce Resignation

Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 1:09 pm

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) in 2009.
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Update at 3:02 p.m. ET. Jackson Resigns:

After much controversy over an extended medical leave and facing an ethics investigation, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Democrat from Chicago, resigned from Congress today.

In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson said he resigning effective immediately so he can "focus on restoring my health."

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3:42pm

Tue November 20, 2012
It's All Politics

Democrats Poised To Pick Up Seats In Final House Tally

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 5:00 pm

Two weeks after Election Day, the results are almost final. It appears the U.S. House of Representatives will be filled with 234 Republicans and 201 Democrats, though the outcome is not yet official in two states.
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Two weeks after Election Day, it appears the partisan makeup of the new House of Representatives will be 234 Republicans and 201 Democrats, although the outcome is not yet official in two states.

One result that did become clear on Tuesday: Republican Rep. Allen West, a Tea Party favorite, conceded to Democrat Patrick Murphy in Florida.

Unresolved races remain in Louisiana and North Carolina.

A new district map forced two Republican incumbents to run against each other in Louisiana. They will meet in a runoff on Dec. 8.

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10:16am

Tue November 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Allen West, Controversial Tea Party Firebrand, Concedes In Florida House Race

Originally published on Tue December 4, 2012 5:26 pm

Rep. Allen West , R-FL, speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee in Washington, D.C., in February.
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After two weeks, legal challenges and plenty of barbs with his opponent, Rep. Allen West, the Republican Tea Party firebrand, conceded defeat this morning.

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8:15am

Tue November 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Former Sen. Warren Rudman Dies

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 8:23 am

Former Sen. Warren Rudman, R-N.H., in 2002.
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Former New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman has died. His name will always be linked to a 1980s-era effort to tame the federal budget deficit and to a pre-Sept. 11 warning about the nation's security. And he will be remembered as a "moderate" Republican who could work across party lines.

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2:44am

Mon November 19, 2012
NPR Story

Politics In The News

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 8:38 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer.

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