New Congress to be installed one week from today

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The new year will bring a lot of new faces to the first session of the 112th Congress as Republicans take control of the House and increase their number in the Senate.

But a lot of old faces will remain.

Two of the most recognizable in the House, Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner (BAY'-nur), are switching jobs.

Boehner will become the new Speaker of the House, and Pelosi will take over as the minority leader.

And it appears Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski will still be around.

A court in Alaska has virtually ended Joe Miller's bid for her seat, dismissing his suit challenging write-in votes.

Next Wednesday, all of the House and the one-third of the Senate that was either elected or reelected will be sworn in, as divided control of the Congress returns.

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