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Calif. measure to legalize marijuana is defeated

California voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure that would have made their state the first in the union to legalize the personal use and possession of marijuana. Read the…

The rise and fall of Nancy Pelosi

For many, she became the personification of everything wrong with the Democratic Party. Read the full story from Politico…

Boehner inherits troubled House

A large cast of characters, including newly elected GOP members, could make his job miserable. Read the full story from Politico…

Republicans make gains in governorships

Republicans seized control of a majority of the nation’s governorships Tuesday, recapturing conservative states and displacing Democratic governors as voters expressed widespread dissatisfaction with the party in power. Read the…

Some complaints surface amid stepped-up efforts to monitor voting fraud

Tea party supporters became poll watchers in precincts across Houston to guard against voter fraud. A fight over absentee ballots erupted as an issue in Pennsylvania. Democrats in Delaware accused…

Resurgent Republicans take back control of the House

Republicans captured control of the House on Tuesday, all but ensuring that a chamber that has been the primary accelerator of President Obama’s ambitious agenda will instead begin crafting legislation…

Once again, the electorate demanded a new start

There is no blunter way for voters to send a message. For the third election in a row, Americans kicked a political party out of power. Read the full story…

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As Democrats lose House, Nancy Pelosi’s historic reign as speaker ends

Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful woman in American politics, lost her job as speaker of the House on Tuesday as voters delivered a sharp rebuke to the party she helped…

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