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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Democrats Control Congress

Democrats are now in control of both houses of Congress for the first time in 12 years, and for the first time ever, a woman is the Speaker of the House. Aleen Sirgany has more details.

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Pelosi Takes Speaker's Post

CBS News RAW: As the 110th Congress opened, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was elected as the first woman Speaker of the House. She called for dialogue and trust across the aisle.

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Senators Sworn In

CBS News RAW: Vice President Dick Cheney swore in newly elected and re-elected U.S. senators to open the 110th Congress.

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Democrats' First Day In Power

New House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lead their parties in the opening session of the 110th Congress. Aleen Sirgany reports.

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HealthWatch

Meg Oliver reports that conjoined twins were successfully separated; the second year of the Medicare drug benefit seems to be going smoothly; and a study analyzes the cost of cancer treatment.

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Susan B. Anthony's Legacy

Only On The Web: Susan B. Anthony was once put on trial for trying to vote at a time when women weren't allowed to. Katie Couric reports how women are making an impact on politics these days.

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MoneyWatch

Alexis Christophorus reports that investors are still waiting for a New Year rally on Wall Street; U.S. car sales were down in December; and Starwood Hotels is looking for a chief beer officer.

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First Look- Congress Commences

Only On The Web: Tonight's stories include the opening session of Congress, a profile of a female freshman representative and Sharyn Alfoni's report on a stroke victim regaining her speech.

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Notebook- The New Congress

Only On The Web: Katie Couric talks about the 110th Congress and Democrats' agenda in the first 100 hours of the new session. She hopes this Congress will deliver on its promises.

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Eye To Eye- Carol Shea-Porter

Only On The Web: Freshman Rep. Carol Shea-Porter talks with Richard Schlesinger about her unlikely rise to office; then Katie Couric files her notebook.

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'Capitol Bob' On New Congress

All eyes are on the democratic-led congress that convenes today. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer discusses what's on the agenda in the Capitol.

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Bush's Agenda For '07

As the new Congress convenes, President Bush is calling for Democrats and Republicans to work together to tackle issues such as Iraq, social security and the national debt. Jim Axelrod reports.

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110th Congress Convenes

Members of the 110th Congress, a majority of them democrats, will convene for the first time today. Capitol Hill correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports.

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Preparing For Another Attack

Despite over $2 billion in federal spending, many American cities are still not prepared for a terrorist attack or natural disaster. Bob Orr reports from Washington.

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New Congress Prepares To Work

The Congress that was elected in 2006 is getting ready for work. National political correspondent Gloria Borger speaks with Russ Mitchell about some of the legislation on the agenda.

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Saddam Hussein's Burial

CBS News obtained exclusive footage of Saddam Hussein's burial, which showed mourners kissing the face of the deposed dictator. Randall Pinkston has more details.

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