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Obama still hopes to repeal military ban on gays

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he still hoped to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military, despite big electoral gains by Republicans, many…

Duncan: Education can be bipartisan

Education Secretary Arne Duncan believes that education can unite the two feuding parties. Read the full story from Politico…

Obama reaches out to Republicans on tax forms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday suggested working with Republicans on a provision of the new healthcare law that requires businesses to file tax forms on transactions worth…

Somber White House tries to put brave face on defeat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – So much for criticism that Barack Obama doesn’t show emotion. On Wednesday the Democratic president’s mood was clear: somber, resigned, and chastened by the biggest political drubbing…

10 House races still unresolved

All 10 are seats now held by Democrats. Read the full story from Politico…

Obama vows to work with GOP after ‘shellacking’

He recognizes that “people are frustrated.” Read the full story from Politico…

McCarthy whips votes for whip job

The California Republican hopes to have the race sealed up by the end of the week. Read the full story from Politico…

‘Palin effect’ proves to be limited

Of the 34 candidates Sarah Palin endorsed around the nation for the House, only 15 of them were elected. Read the full story from Politico…

GOP groups coordinated financial firepower

A cadre of big-money outside groups together marshalled millions to take back the House. Read the full story from Politico…

Obama and Boehner: Mutual scorn?

The president has picked on John Boehner, but now he has to work with him. Read the full story from Politico…