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Subdued Obama says suffered a voter "shellacking"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A chastened President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged to seek compromise with Republicans who won big in congressional elections and admitted he had lost touch with voters…

Sally Thorner: Poppy Day

This was supposed to be a post about Election Day from the sidelines. My first since 1978 neither voting nor reporting the results. We are in Vancouver, British Columbia and…

How Harry Reid Won

LAS VEGAS — Republicans said for months that if the Nevada Senate race was a referendum on Harry Reid, the unpopular Majority Leader would lose. Reid didn’t let that happen.…

Wayne Pacelle: Back from the Brink in Missouri: Prop B to Bring End to Puppy Mill Cruelty

I feel a deep sense of relief today, with victory on the puppy mill ballot measure in Missouri behind us. As the votes from rural counties were being posted on…

In 2012, could Dean beat Obama?

Simon says probably not, but he could cost him the presidency. Read the full story from Politico…

Oregon Governor Election Results: Oregon Live Projects John Kitzhaber As Winner Over Chris Dudley

On Wednesday evening, the Oregonian called the Beaver State’s 2010 midterm election for Governor for Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber over Republican opponent Chris Dudley. The local news outlet reports: Although…

House Democratic Leadership Fight On Hold As Pelosi Weighs Options

The House Democratic leadership scramble — if there is to be one — is on hold for now. Defeated Democrats spent Wednesday taking stock of their historic 60-plus seat drubbing…

Pelosi mulls future after Republicans win House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the first female speaker of the House of Representatives, said on Wednesday she had not decided what to do after Republicans take over the…

As debate rages, Fed decides to act

New stimulus measures are being taken. Read the full story from Politico…

Billy Goat Beer Summit: Mark Kirk, Alexi Giannoulias Meet For A Post-Election Beer

The race for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President Obama was a rough one. The negative ads seemed endless and harsh words were relentless–but it’s all over now.…