Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The New Congress: Nine Things to Know -

"For all that talk of voter anger, things look pretty much the same as they did 24 hours ago.
Congress is still the same bundle of dysfunction and dyspepsia that it was on Tuesday.
The turnover of what looks to be a miniscule number of Senate and House seats—mere puddles compared with the tea party tsunami of 2010—hasn’t been enough to change Capitol Hill.
Congress remains a bicameral body of stall and crawl: a House dominated by conservatives and a Senate held hostage by the filibuster.
In the weeks to come, National Journal Daily will track the most important bills and leadership moves—who snags committee chairs, which bills move forward and which stall, and, of course, that mess called the fiscal cliff.
For now, here are nine things to know:"

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