Debunking the myth: The cost of Obama’s trip to Asia

It’s a story that originated from a single, unnamed sourced in India — but it quickly gained momentum, spreading like wildfire among critics of the Obama administration in the United States and eventually, the airwaves. Read the full story from CNN

Pelosi running for minority leader

Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she will run for minority leader in the new Congress, even as some moderate and conservative Democrats insisted she should step aside. Read the full story from CNN

2012 Senate battle already under way

Just days after the midterm elections, jockeying has already begun in the next battle for the Senate, with Democrats — and even some Republicans — feeling the heat. Read the full story from CNN

Political Circus: McCain vs. Seacrest

Politics is serious business — but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail, there’s always something that gets a laugh. Here are some of the things you might have missed. Read the full story from CNN

Obama: Put politics aside to grow economy

President Barack Obama on Friday hailed new “encouraging” job numbers and said it is imperative that Democrats and Republicans work together to improve the economy. Read the full story from CNN

Murray keeps Washington Senate seat

Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray will serve a fourth term in the Senate after challenger Dino Rossi conceded Thursday, two days after Election Day. Read the full story from CNN

Election ends sweeping reforms talk

A wish of many Republicans and conservatives seems certain after the midterm elections — there won’t be sweeping legislation like the 2,000-page health care bill for a while. Read the full story from CNN

Little hope for compromise on economy

President Obama has invited Republicans and Democrats to discuss how “to move the American people’s agenda forward,” but analyst Fareed Zakaria says he sees little prospect the two sides will reach a compromise on key economic issues. Read the full story from CNN

Obama follow Clinton’s ’94 playbook?

Watching President Obama react to what he called his “shellacking” in the midterm elections had me remembering then-President Bill Clinton back on November 9, 1994 — the day after he and his fellow Democrats lost control of the House and the Senate. Read the full story from CNN

Henry: Does Obama get it?

As I walked into the East Room for President Obama’s post-shellacking, a colleague from another organization joked, “Get ready for 17 versions of the same question.” Read the full story from CNN