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All your congressmen are belong to us

Letters from congressmen to federal regulators questioning the business practices of rooftop solar companies aren’t just for Democrats. Now, Franks, Gosar and Salmon have sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission that is similar to the one Kirkpatrick, Barber, Sinema and Gene Green (D-TX) sent to the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Nov. 19.

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One House, 19 fiefdoms

Gowan announced committee chairmanships late Friday, creating a total of 19 committees, including six committees that are either new or hybrids of past committees. Not counting those who are in leadership, only two returning Republican representatives did not land committee chairmanships of their own.

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Some in GOP fear schism over Obama, immigration

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, on Nov. 5, 2014, in Washington. One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well. Trade legislation loomed as one possibility for quick compromise, and immigration as an early irritant. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

With President Barack Obama vowing to press ahead on immigration, prominent Hispanic Republicans are worried about the reaction of staunch conservatives. They fear it will harm the party's ability to win over Latinos in the next presidential election and beyond.

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