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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…

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…

Echo Chamber: bloodbath or shellacking?

POLITICO’s Echo Chamber looks at the most commonly used phrases in the media this election night. Read the full story from Politico…

Olbermann contributed to three Dems

The donations may put the MSNBC host in violation of NBC ethics policies. Read the full story from Politico…

Election may be over but divided government remains

Election may be over but divided government remains

Barely an hour after President Barack Obama invited congressional Republicans to post-election talks to work together on major issues, the Senate’s GOP leader had a blunt message: His party’s main…

Kirk offers hope vs. secret donors

Opinion: The new senator could push a meaningful disclosure law during the lame-duck session. Read the full story from Politico…

The ego factor: Can Obama change?

Successful presidents self-critique. Read the full story from Politico…

White Southern Democrats: An endangered species

White Southern Democrats: An endangered species

The white Southern Democrat — endangered since the 1960s civil rights era — is sliding nearer to extinction. After this week’s elections, the Democratic Party barely holds a presence in…

Class warfare fractures both parties

Opinion: If Democrats can’t deliver a good economy, the party loses its populist base. Read the full story from Politico…