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The results of Tuesday’s national elections mean both the U.S. House and Senate will be controlled by Republicans when the new Congress is seated in January.  What does that mean for many of the Democratically-leaning districts in the Northeast? WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley gathered some thoughts from some of the region’s representatives.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have picked up four of the six seats they need for a Senate majority, while Louisiana's hard-fought Senate race is headed to a runoff.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have picked up the first of six additional Senate seats they will need in order to be in the majority when the new Congress convenes in January.

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Members of the U.S. Senate stayed up all last night to talk about climate change and the need for action.

Understanding Filibusters

Sep 29, 2013
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While Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s recent 21-hour talk on the Senate floor wasn’t a filibuster, the parliamentary procedure is certainly a unique part of our nation’s political workings.

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Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy met with reporters from the region at his office in Montpelier Friday morning to talk about issues facing Congress.

BOSTON (AP) — Republican State Rep. Daniel Winslow has officially entered the race for the U.S. Senate.

Winslow said in letter to supporters and GOP activists on Thursday that he would be a candidate in the special election to fill the seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry.

BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has joined the board of directors of Kadant Inc., a Westford-based paper company.

Brown said he looked forward to "contributing to the future direction" of the company.

Kadant president Jonathan Painter said the company welcomed the chance to draw on Brown's "wealth of experience on local, state, national and international issues." The company describes itself as a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry.

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BOSTON (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey has joined a growing list of Republicans who've ruled out running in a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the departure of former Sen. John Kerry.

Healey said Monday she was grateful for the advice of those who urged her to get into the race but said she's decided against it.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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