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Republican election wave hits state houses

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The surge that gave Republicans control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday also hit state legislatures, giving Republicans power to potentially cement their hold in Congress…

‘The Daily Show’ Analyzes Midterm Election Results: ‘Maybe We Can’t’

Last night after many of the midterm election winners had been called, “The Daily Show” aired a special, live episode to analyze the results with the “Best F#@king News Team…

Bush weighed dropping Cheney

The former president reveals that he considered changing running mates for the 2004 election. Read the full story from Politico…

Tea party eyes GOP with suspicion

Organizers warn of tough challenges ahead. Read the full story from Politico…

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…