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Paul Rieckhoff: From Combat to Capitol Hill: The New Vet 27

Today’s election marks the end of an epic, historic campaign season that included witches, rallies for sanity, the Tea Party and a journalist handcuffed by a campaign. From Whitman to Reid to Miller, candidates have spent more than ever, fought more than ever and given us an election cycle of firsts.  â€¨ But there is […]

Companies May Have To Make Amends After Midterm Elections

Republicans have a message for the businesses that worked closely with the Obama administration over the past two years on key controversial issues: We won’t forget. Take the case of Wal-Mart, the behemoth big-box retailer that liberals have long loved to hate. Several years ago, it began to break ranks with industry groups by speaking […]

Pressure Builds On Obama To Shake Up Inner Circle

Some high-level Democrats are calling for President Barack Obama to remake his inner circle or even fire top advisers in response to what many party strategists expect to be a decisive defeat on Tuesday. Tensions have come to the surface after meetings over the past few weeks in which Obama senior adviser David Axelrod discussed […]

Election Results: 2010 Midterms Put Democratic Control On The Line

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Congress that enacted President Barack Obama’s far-reaching health care law and plowed staggering sums into economic relief is at risk Tuesday in an election that promises to shake up the political order across the nation. Republicans buoyantly forecast a new era of shared governance, two years after Democrats sealed victory in […]

Recounts Loom For Tight Races

The outcome of a handful of close Senate races might not be known on election night–or even soon after–which could leave control of the chamber unclear for weeks. Contests that will help determine whether Democrats maintain their majority–including those in Colorado, Illinois, Nevada and Washington–remain tight heading into Election Day. A margin of a few […]

Democratic power at risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After a long and bitter campaign, Americans cast their votes on Tuesday in elections that could sweep Democrats from power in Congress and slam the brakes on President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda. Read the full story from Reuters

Clinton calls for fair trial for Malaysia’s Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Tuesday for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to get a fair trial but carefully sought to avoid offending the Malaysian government. Read the full story from Reuters

A national referendum on Obama and Democratic Congress

A national referendum on Obama and Democratic Congress

The Democratic Congress that enacted President Barack Obama‘s far-reaching health care law and plowed staggering sums into economic relief is at risk Tuesday in an election that promises to shake up the political order across the nation. Republicans buoyantly forecast a new era of divided government, two years after Democrats sealed victory in the presidency, […]