CONGRESS: Scramble for Power on Capitol Hill

Can the first Democratic President in eight years find happiness with an overwhelmingly Democratic Congress?

The answer to that question could well be decided between next week and early January. During that period, almost every top job in both the House and the Senate will switch hands—the most sweeping congressional leadership change in the 20th century. The outcome of the various races, one of them bitterly contested, could help determine how much congressional support Jimmy Carter can count on for his programs.

The scramble for power begins next week when the 292-member House...

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