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The cover of the November 10 issue of National Journal.
The Final Act: Now Obama can work on his legacy. But first he must avert a recession, reduce the deficit, and make peace with Republicans. Here’s how.

The cover of the November 10 issue of National Journal.

The Final Act: Now Obama can work on his legacy. But first he must avert a recession, reduce the deficit, and make peace with Republicans. Here’s how.

The New Faces of the 113th Congress
The 2012 House and Senate elections brought over 80 new members to Washington. 
Use our interactive application to sort and filter the freshmen by age, experience, ethnicity, and more. 
Hover over each picture for name, state, and district information. To read a full narrative of each newcomer, written by the staff of The Almanac of American Politics, click the member’s picture.

The New Faces of the 113th Congress

The 2012 House and Senate elections brought over 80 new members to Washington.

Use our interactive application to sort and filter the freshmen by age, experience, ethnicity, and more.

Hover over each picture for name, state, and district information. To read a full narrative of each newcomer, written by the staff of The Almanac of American Politics, click the member’s picture.

“It wasn’t supposed to be this way, of course. Americans were said to be angry about everything from high gas prices to high unemployment. They’d take it out on someone: the “socialist Kenyan”, the tea party, incumbents of any stripe. But a funny thing happened. Voters who said we were on the wrong track decided to stay on the train anyway.”

After All That, Political Status Quo Remains