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GOP prepares to take power

A transition committee will work on implementing items in the Pledge to America. Read the full story from Politico…

Split Congress could mean more gridlock on Capitol Hill

Split Congress could mean more gridlock on Capitol Hill

Republicans grabbed the steering wheel of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, but weren’t expected to get out of the driveway when it comes to restraining Wall Street reforms…

Election coverage: Difficult to watch, impossible to look away

On election night, Sarah Palin served as Fox News Channel’s personification of hope – its poetic muse and telegenic Wonder Woman (in no-costume Diana Prince mode), wearing a salmony red…

Boehner, on track to lead House, reaches out to tea party as GOP wins majority

Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) tapped the activist energy of the tea party movement to help his party make gains Tuesday night. At the same time, he raised tens of…

In memoir, Bush says he considered dropping Cheney from 2004 ticket

In his book “Decision Points,” former president George W. Bush writes that he briefly considered dropping his vice president, Richard B. Cheney, from his 2004 reelection ticket but said he…

Republicans make gains in Senate, but Democrats hold on to slim majority

Although the House shifted to Republican control, Democrats were able to protect Senate seats in West Virginia, Delaware and elsewhere that had been in danger of slipping away. That was…

In his response, Obama will set course for rest of term

Having promised as a candidate to bring change to Washington, President Obama got a heavy dose of it himself on Tuesday night. Read the full story from The Washington Post”…

Rand Paul and Marco Rubio win, as early returns signal Republican gains

Just four years after surrendering power, Republicans recaptured control of the House and made gains in the Senate on Tuesday night, in a major rebuff of President Obama and the…

Senate leader Reid fends off challenge by tea party’s Angle in Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid of Nevada beat back a scrappy challenge from tea party favorite Sharron Angle, offering Democrats a rare and high-profile victory on…

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…