Oregon Governor Election Results: Oregon Live Projects John Kitzhaber As Winner Over Chris Dudley

On Wednesday evening, the Oregonian called the Beaver State’s 2010 midterm election for Governor for Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber over Republican opponent Chris Dudley. The local news outlet reports: Although Republican Chris Dudley continues to hold a slim lead, mathematical calculations based on statewide voting trends show Kitzhaber is likely to overtake him and win […]

House Democratic Leadership Fight On Hold As Pelosi Weighs Options

The House Democratic leadership scramble — if there is to be one — is on hold for now. Defeated Democrats spent Wednesday taking stock of their historic 60-plus seat drubbing and awaiting word from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) about whether she wants to be their Minority Leader. Many Democrats had previously figured that if they […]

Pelosi mulls future after Republicans win House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the first female speaker of the House of Representatives, said on Wednesday she had not decided what to do after Republicans take over the chamber in January, ending her four-year tenure. Read the full story from Reuters

Nancy Pelosi Interview: ‘No Regrets,’ ‘Job Well Done’ (VIDEO)

Nancy Pelosi gave her first interview since the 2010 midterm elections on Wednesday, telling ABC’s Diane Sawyer that she has “no regrets” about her tenure as Speaker of the House. When asked to evaluate her time on the job, Pelosi said, “Job well done.” Pelosi will lose her gavel in January, when Republicans take over […]

HuffPost TV: Roy Sekoff: Palin Was A Non-Factor In Midterms

HuffPost editor Roy Sekoff appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Wednesday night to discuss the impact of Sarah Palin’s endorsements on Tuesday’s midterm elections, particularly the defeats suffered by Christine O’Donnell, Carly Fiorina, and Sharron Angle. “If we give an honest assessment, I don’t think we can peg all these on Palin,” Sekoff told host […]

Bob Cesca: Angry Voters Choose Government Gridlock, Investigations and Shutdown

There are a variety of explanations for the frustratingly backwards outcome of yesterday’s election. Clearly Americans were dissatisfied with the objective reality that the Obama administration and the congressional Democrats actually made things better by cutting the deficit by an historic $122 billion; creating upwards of three million new jobs; ending the war in Iraq; […]