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12/14/06--Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., presumed Senate Majority Leader for the 110th Congress beginning in January, during a news conference outside his office in the U.S. Capitol on Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D. Johnson remained in critical condition in George Washington University Hospital on Thursday following surgery for bleeding in the brain, as Capitol Hill swirled with speculation about the impact of his condition on control of the Senate in the 110th Congress. Admiral John Eisold, attending physician of the U.S. Capitol, said in a statement Thursday morning, ÒSubsequent to his admission to George Washington University Hospital yesterday, Senator Tim Johnson was found to have had an intracerebral bleed caused by a congenital arteriovenous malformation. He underwent successful surgery to evacuate the blood and stabilize the malformation.Ó The statement said Johnson was Òrecovering without complication in the critical care unit,Ó but cautioned it was Òpremature to determine whether further surgery will be required or to assess any long-term prognosis.Ó JohnsonÕs condition immediately raised questions about control of the Senate in the 110th Congress, which convenes Jan. 4. Democrats won a 51-49 edge in the November elections, but the Senate cannot function without the adoption of an organizing resolution. Congressional Quarterly Photo by Scott J. Ferrell

12/14/06--Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., presumed Senate Majority Leader for the 110th Congress beginning in January, during a news conference outside his office in the U.S. Capitol on Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D. Johnson remained in critical condition in George Washington University Hospital on Thursday following surgery for bleeding in the brain, as Capitol Hill swirled with speculation about the impact of his condition on control of the Senate in the 110th Congress. Admiral John Eisold, attending...
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