A rush of deals follows ‘shellacking’

2010 gave way to a major shift in power as Dems saw their control of Congress end in a “shellacking,” fueled by the Tea Party on the right and a distaste for politics as usual in the middle. Read the full story on CNN

Judge dismisses challenge to Murkowski’s re-election

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s write-in election victory last month, clearing the way for Murkowski to be sworn in for a second term next week. Read the full story on CNN

Rangel raising funds for legal defense trust

Saddled with legal fees and facing possible new allegations, Rep. Charles Rangel said Tuesday he has started raising funds for a trust to pay his legal expenses. Read the full story on CNN

Mikulski still breaking barriers in Senate

On the eve of becoming the longest-serving woman in the Senate, Barbara Mikulski remembers what a man’s world it was when she arrived there. Read the full story on CNN

Washington braces for new reality

A new political reality hits Washington next week, with the first split Congress since 2004 raising questions about whether bipartisan cooperation can continue. Read the full story on CNN

Bush writes of anger, resolve after 9/11

The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, gave his administration a clear goal and him the resolve to find out who was responsible and “kick their ass,” former President George W. Bush writes in his new book. Read the full story from CNN