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Henry Waxman

In a secret ballot vote, California Rep. Henry A. Waxman has dethroned longtime Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell, upending a seniority system that has governed Democratic politics in the House for decades.

Posted on November 20, 2008, at 2:13 p.m. ET

The world is being turned upside its head! In a good way. This is considered a win for environmentalists and a big defeat for the auto industry.

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