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January 5th, 2011
07:58 AM ET

Two freshmen Reps. call for changing of D.C. culture

As John Boehner was being sworn in today as the new Speaker of the House for the 112th Congress the former speaker, Nancy Pelosi, was addressing a new drastic change of her own...changing her Twitter username:

"I'm now @NancyPelosi – 2 characters shorter than @SpeakerPelosi. RTers rejoice!"


A new Congress means the changing of the guard in Washington and new class of congressional freshmen on Capitol Hill. But what do the freshmen members want to see? What do they want change?

Today on American Morning, two new freshmen representatives, Rep. Karen Bass, D, Calif.,  and Rep. Paul Gosar, R, Ariz., tell AM's Kiran Chetry and Jim Acosta what they hope to accomplish in the 112th Congress and how they plan to turn their campaign rhetoric into action.

Filed under: Capitol Hill • Politics
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  1. Doug Day

    I am appalled at the story I just saw on CNN. The one about the two sisters being released so one can ‘POSSIBLY” donate a kidney to the other. It is NOT the kidney part or even the release part, BUT the fact that they are DOWNPLAYING an ARMED ROBBERY. So ONLY 11 dollars were taken, what does it matter how much was taken, it was an ARMED ROBBERY! Some people have DIED in ARMED ROBBIES for less. They are CRIMINALS. And then you have this Piece of Crap lawyer get on and say they MIGHT donate the kidney, they MIGHT get a pardon. The governor should REQUIRE it to be a condition to their release and if they are NOT compatible then they need to be placed back into prison, at least the one that dose not require medical attention. Under their reasoning I could ATTEMPT MURDER, but just because I missed the target and no one died I should be released from prison.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:50 am |