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Mitch McConnell sings 'Kumbaya'
Mitch McConnell sings 'Kumbaya'

The triumphant Republican class of 2014 formally took control of both halves of Congress last week, and here's what it has changed so far: not much. The new GOP majority didn't vote to repeal President Obama's healthcare law. It didn't undo Obama's decision to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay in the country. (House Republicans proposed a sweeping repeal measure, but it's unlikely to pass even a GOP-run Senate.) It didn't try to block the president's negotiations with Cuba or hold up his nominees for attorney general and secretary of Defense. Instead, as its first major action, the 114th Congress moved toward approving the Keystone XL...

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