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Obama to both sides: Time to get to work

President Barack Obama sought Thursday to retake the political initiative after a bruising election, inviting Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to meet with him...

Election may be over but divided government remains

Barely an hour after President Barack Obama invited congressional Republicans to post-election talks to work together on major issues, the Senate's GOP leader had...

Two faces will represent a divided America

United on almost nothing, Barack Obama and John Boehner are the two faces of America's divided government, the humbled president and the triumphant House...

Coalitions? We don’t need no stinkin’ coalitions

President Barack Obama may have expressed humility over the "shellacking" he took in the midterm elections. But he and his fellow Democrats made it...

Obama admits ‘shellacking’ but still doesn’t get the point

A chastened President Barack Obama admitted he had suffered a "shellacking" in this week's US mid-term elections, but refused to see it as a...

OK, we won. Now what?

Emboldened by a commanding House majority and Senate gains, Republican leaders vowed Wednesday to deliver on their "golden opportunity" to roll back the size...

Tea Party winners will find life in Congress is not a...

As Rand Paul lumbers toward an expected win in Kentucky's often nasty Senate race, he embodies the promise and peril of a phenomenon the...

Bringing home the bacon can put incumbents in the frying pan

 When Harry Reid, the No. 1 Democrat in the Senate, began his re-election campaign last year, he ran ads touting his ability to bring...

The more things change, the more they will stay the same

Change at the top? Not necessarily. Whichever party controls the House and Senate after the Nov. 2 election probably will install the same leaders...

GOP: Tax increase ain’t gonna happen

President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on wealthier people while preserving cuts for everyone else appears increasingly likely to founder before Election Day. Senate...