POLITICS
12/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Retiring Dem Chair Hands Gavel To GOP

House Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon prides himself on running a bipartisan committee. But the Tennessee Democrat, who is retiring this year, caught several people off guard a few weeks ago when he closed out his final hearing by turning the gavel over to the panel's ranking member.

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