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The incoming majority

"Business groups, encouraged by the narrowness of the Democrats' majority in the U.S. Senate for the next two years, are laying plans to block or limit efforts to increase taxes on oil-company profits and curb prescription-drug prices," says Bloomberg

McClatchy delves into the Border Patrol background of Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D), the seemingly likely new House Intelligence Committee chair, noting that "[h]e isn't talking now, but when McClatchy News Service asked him earlier this month whether he wanted the chairmanship, he said, 'Of course.  That would be a tremendous challenge that I would look forward to.'"  The article also notes that the "ability of the even-tempered Reyes to work with Republicans would help, as would his solid Democratic credentials."