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November 15th, 2010
06:45 AM ET

Freshman lawmakers make Capitol Hill debut

Newly elected legislators made their way to Washington this weekend for new member orientation. For many of the nearly 100 new faces, elected office is a very new job. This incoming class of legislators has the largest number of newly elected members without prior experience in elective office.

Two of those newcomers talk to AM’s John Roberts this morning.

Terri Sewell, Representative-Elect, D, Ala., is the only freshman Democrat who has never been elected to office before, and the first African-American woman from Alabama elected to Congress.

Reid Ribble, Representative-Elect, R, Wis., is a retired roofing company owner. He has never been elected to an office before and defeated Rep. Steve Kagan.

Sewell and Ribble talk priorities, earmarks and Washington gridlock with AM.


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Politics
July 15th, 2009
12:34 PM ET

Dems may call Cheney to testify

Democrats in the House are raising the stakes to find out whether former Vice President Cheney did in fact order the CIA not to tell Congress about a counter-terrorism program. They just may ask Cheney to pay them a visit on Capitol Hill. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Controversy
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