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In Robert Scheers latest book, The Great American Stickup," the financial troubles of the country originated before President Obama inherited a down economy when he took office.
Two new hires in Rep. Mike Honda's office work use their personal experiences to effect policy change.
There were few surprises in the Southwest, as the GOP picked up five House seats in the region.
Republican Sens. John McCain and Tom Coburn retained their seats in Arizona and Oklahoma, respectively, while Democratic Reps. Chet Edwards and Ciro Rodriguez lost their contested seats in Texas.
With successful runoff elections under his belt, Bud Whitmire was promoted to Rep. Tom Graves legislative assistant on science, agriculture and environmental issues.
Queens, N.Y.-native Michelle Mittler started working for Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) this summer as an executive assistant and scheduler while starting a masters degree program at George Washington University. But her history with gay-rights activism dates back to her sophomore year of high school.
Washingtons opportunities to explore foreign policy are as diverse as the houses sprinkled along Embassy Row. No one knows this better than Sadaf Khan, a New Jersey native who started working for Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) this August as an executive assistant and scheduler.