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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…