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GOP to Bachmann: Don’t call us, we’ll call you

Self-proclaimed tea party leader Michele Bachmann's bid for a top Republican post in the House received a cool reaction Thursday from Speaker-to-be John Boehner,...

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...

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...

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...

Report urges CIA control of U.S. special forces

Support is growing in the US military and administration of President Barack Obama for shifting to the CIA operational control over elite special forces...