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Split Congress could mean more gridlock on Capitol Hill

Split Congress could mean more gridlock on Capitol Hill

Republicans grabbed the steering wheel of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, but weren’t expected to get out of the driveway when it comes to restraining Wall Street reforms and fixing housing finance. A political standoff lies ahead for two years on key banking and housing issues as election returns showed Democrats losing control […]

Election coverage: Difficult to watch, impossible to look away

On election night, Sarah Palin served as Fox News Channel’s personification of hope – its poetic muse and telegenic Wonder Woman (in no-costume Diana Prince mode), wearing a salmony red dress that looked, on camera, like an elegant, soft Slanket clipped at the collar with a microphone. Read the full story from The Washington Post”

Republicans make gains in Senate, but Democrats hold on to slim majority

Although the House shifted to Republican control, Democrats were able to protect Senate seats in West Virginia, Delaware and elsewhere that had been in danger of slipping away. That was just enough to preserve a legislative redoubt from which President Obama can continue to assert his agenda. Read the full story from The Washington Post”

Senate leader Reid fends off challenge by tea party’s Angle in Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid of Nevada beat back a scrappy challenge from tea party favorite Sharron Angle, offering Democrats a rare and high-profile victory on an otherwise difficult night for Democrats across the nation. The Associated Press and several news networks called… Read the full story from The Washington Post”