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South Korea’s Lee says trade deal key test of U.S. will

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said on Wednesday the United States will be sending an important message on its commitment to free trade if it finally advances…

New reality takes hold in D.C.

Washington awakes to a shotgun political marriage between a Democratic president and a GOP House. Read the full story from Politico…

Media spies tsunamis, Dracula

Tuesday night’s election metaphors fell into two camps: natural disasters and the undead. Read the full story from Politico…

Tea Party calls for "fiscal sanity" in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tea Party-backed Republicans who won at congressional elections on Tuesday vowed to bring their uncompromising politics to the debate over government spending and deficits. Read the full…

Day of reckoning for climate vote

It was a bad night for House Dems who voted to cap greenhouse gas emissions. Read the full story from Politico…

Obama and Boehner discuss priorities in phone call

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama called John Boehner, the likely next Speaker of the House of Representatives, to discuss priorities and common ground between Democrats and Republicans after Tuesday’s…

Republicans tear up Obama’s map

The GOP victory drives Democrats back past 2008 and even beyond the anti-Bush wave of 2006. Read the full story from Politico…

McConnell’s power grows in minority

His caucus can now easily block the president’s agenda — without having to advance one of its own. Read the full story from Politico…

Voter anger puts GOP back in charge of the House

Voter anger puts GOP back in charge of the House

Republicans drew on the support of independents and the energy of tea party activists to fashion a resounding victory in the House in midterm elections, increased their strength in the…

GOP won on economy, so focus on it

Opinion: Elected tea party candidates must demand actual peformance, not just promises, from the GOP. Read the full story from Politico…