January 05, 2011


Republicans Set to Take Power

"Republicans will lay claim to a broad -- if partial -- governing mandate at exactly noon on Wednesday, ushering into Washington scores of new conservative lawmakers who promise to challenge President Obama's vision for America's economic future," the New York Times reports.

Almost as soon as they take control of the House of Representatives, the Washington Post notes Republicans "will embark on a 20-day plan aimed at undoing major aspects of President Obama's agenda as they seek to take advantage of the weeks before the Senate's return and the president's State of the Union address."

"Recognizing the limits of their power, Republican leaders said they will follow their initial aggressive stance with efforts to force Obama into what they consider principled compromises."










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