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Congress: Rangel-ing with the lawyers

Rep. Charlie Rangel "dropped $575,000 on five teams of lawyers since Oct. 1 -- the lion's share of the $687,000 he spent that quarter," the New York Post says. "It's twice the $235,000 he raised in that three-month span."

NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports that Republican Scott Brown will be sworn in as the junior senator from Massachusetts on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 12:45 pm ET.

Roll Call looks at life as a freshman senator by profiling Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D): "Fifteen months later, the elation of Election Day and excitement and pageantry of being sworn in as a United States Senator has given way to the realities of the hectic pace of life as a Member of Congress. The former governor and millionaire business entrepreneur has celebrated victories in the legislative arena with new colleagues and old role models, but he also admits there are times when aggravation has set in, especially when it comes to the ability of a freshman Senator to make a real difference in the world's greatest deliberative body."