Pat Quinn Winning By Thin Margin In Illinois Governor Race

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn clung to an extremely thin margin over Republican challenger Bill Brady early Wednesday as voters in the state and around the country tossed Democrats out of office in a GOP wave. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Quinn and the state senator from Bloomington both had 46 percent. Quinn’s […]

Keli Goff: The 5 Women Who Mattered in the Midterms

If the 1992 election was “The Year of the Woman,” then 2010 may well be dubbed the year of the Mama Grizzly. But a look at the nationwide results from the 2010 midterms show a much more complex picture. There were Mama Grizzlies who roared, and others who got bit and sent back into hibernation. […]

Howard Schweber: We the People Have Spoken

And our message is … um … First, a little background. There was a Rasumssen survey conducted about 10 days ago that showed that voters overwhelmingly believe – by an 81% to 10% margin – that most members of Congress are more interested in helping their own careers than in helping people. 44% say most […]

Youth Comprised 9 Percent Of Voters In Midterm Elections

Nine percent of voting age youth headed to the polls yesterday, down from 18 percent in 2008, CBS reports. 58 percent of voters age 18 to 29 went for Democratic candidates. According to the Washington Square News, NYU’s student paper, many students still support Obama but some felt their vote didn’t matter in this election. […]

Sarah Palin Grapples With Gillespie, Says Calls For GOP Caution Are ‘Out Of Touch’ (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin urged Republicans to throw caution to the wind in the aftermath of Tuesday’s midterm elections, calling GOP strategist Ed Gillespie’s suggestion that party leaders take a “serious” and careful approach to their likely new mandate “out of touch.” On Tuesday morning, Gillespie advised Republicans not to pursue exhaustive initiatives such as a complete […]

Republicans capture House, gain in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama faced a bleak political landscape on Wednesday after voters punished Democrats over high unemployment and a sluggish economic recovery, delivering a divided Congress in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Read the full story from Reuters

Sen. Harry Reid says willing to tweak healthcare law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday said he was willing to make tweaks to the landmark healthcare reform law enacted earlier this year over united Republican opposition. Read the full story from Reuters