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Warning to the GOP: Don’t misread the message from this election

Those who make a living telling people like us why we did what we did on election day will say -- over and over...

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...

A bitter defeat for Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to serve as US speaker of the House, appeared out of a job after a short but productive four...

In Washington, it will be Obama vs. Boehner

This is a two-person, two-party town now. And President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and incoming House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, need each other —...

Tea Party scores big wins in key races

Voters embraced the tea party's conservative throw-the-bums-out anthem in key races across the country, with the movement's favored candidates taking more than a dozen...

Harry Reid hangs on to win in Nevada

Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid won re-election in Nevada against Republican Sharron Angle in a tight race, Fox News projected on Wednesday, a...

Split Congress could mean more gridlock on Capitol Hill

Republicans grabbed the steering wheel of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, but weren't expected to get out of the driveway when it...

A national referendum on Obama and Democratic Congress

The Democratic Congress that enacted President Barack Obama's far-reaching health care law and plowed staggering sums into economic relief is at risk Tuesday in...

Trends to watch after the polls close

How early will America know if it's a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues Tuesday...

The politics of change

Change. Change. Change. A demand for change propelled Democrats to power in Congress in 2006, and then put Barack Obama in the White House two...