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Republicans Take The Reins | TheHill

The sun peeks from behind the Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, as the budget battle continues. President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction and reopen the government with no strings attached. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The sun peeks from behind the Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, as the budget battle continues. President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction and reopen the government with no strings attached. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

It's game time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.

For the first time since 2006, Congress is convening this week under full GOP control, with McConnell (Ky.) reaching the pinnacle of Senate majority leader and Boehner (Ohio) poised to win a third term as Speaker.

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