Thursday, January 04, 2007

Democrats Take Control of Congress

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- Jubilant Democrats took the gavels in the Senate and House today for the first time in 12 years, pledging a new era in Congress and a new effort at bipartisan progress.

A historic day in the US Congress. The Republicans took over control of Congress in 1994 headed by Newt Gingrich and armed with the Contract with America. Now, after 12 years, the Democratic Party are once again in charge of the legaslative branch of the United States' government.