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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…

Once again, the electorate demanded a new start

There is no blunter way for voters to send a message. For the third election in a row, Americans kicked a political party out of power. Read the full story…

As Democrats lose House, Nancy Pelosi’s historic reign as speaker ends

Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful woman in American politics, lost her job as speaker of the House on Tuesday as voters delivered a sharp rebuke to the party she helped…

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Fear, frustration reign at the polls

They came with their worries about the country, their dismay about an ugly campaign and their trepidation about their choices. Read the full story from The Washington Post”…

In preview of 2012, interest groups drive spending through roof

If you think the 2010 elections were expensive, just wait until 2012. Read the full story from The Washington Post”…

Economic worries overshadow all others

Voters heading to the polls Tuesday have watched ads warning them about the threat of China and the dangers of illegal immigration. They have heard candidates rail against the stimulus…

Who gets the first subpoena in a Republican-controlled House?

Enter Al Kamen’s In the Loop Contest to guess whom Rep. Darryl Issa will subpoena first if Republicans take the House. Read the full story from The Washington Post”…

The winners – and the losers

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.): The conservative kingmaker saw a number of his endorsed candidates sail to victory, including Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky and Marco Rubio (R) of Florida in…

Republican Cantor vows to repeal health reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Eric Cantor, who is likely to become majority leader in the new Republican-led House of Representatives, vowed on Tuesday to repeal healthcare reform and cut federal…