A sign at a Tea Party Express rally in Waterford, Mich., on Oct. 29.
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November 1, 2010 An anti-Washington mood, anxiety about the economy and concern about skyrocketing national debt have polls showing Democrats likely to give up control of the House and perhaps the Senate.
In Las Vegas last week, Kristy Rivera (left) voted early.
November 1, 2010 Want some early clues to how things are going for the Republicans and Democrats? Here's your hour-by-hour cheat sheet for how to read the results as they come in.
November 1, 2010 The president's opponents sought to make him look unAmerican for using the word. He was actually talking referring to opponents of immigration reform as enemies of Latino voters.
Texas-based Valero Energy -- which owns gas stations across the country, like this one in Sacramento,Calif. -- has contributed about half of the roughly $10 million behind California's Proposition 23 campaign.
November 1, 2010 In California, voters will decide Tuesday whether to put the state's landmark climate-change law on hold until the jobless rate there goes down. Oil companies have contributed most of the money behind the campaign in support of the ballot measure known as Proposition 23.
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November 1, 2010 Ted Sorensen was John F. Kennedy's intellectual alter ego. He said presidents and their staffs must constantly keep in mind "how far out in front of the country you can move." The current occupants of the White House could learn from him.
November 1, 2010 A proposal in San Francisco to stop people from sleeping and sitting on public sidewalks has stirred some tension in a city that's traditionally been compassionate to the homeless. An anonymous group of artists is posting critical signs around town labeling supporters of the proposed ordinance the "Sit and Lie Posse."
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November 1, 2010 The money laundering trial of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay got under way in Austin, Texas, today. Prosecutors paint a picture of a scheme to subvert Texas campaign finance laws -- a scheme that they say was masterminded by DeLay. Defense lawyers don't dispute many of the facts in the case, but argue there was nothing illegal about it.
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November 1, 2010 Border security is a hot issue this election year. In congressional districts thousands of miles from Mexico, candidates are answering questions on how to stop illegal immigration. But nowhere is that debate more pertinent than in Texas, which shares more border real estate with Mexico than any other state.
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November 1, 2010 NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson joins Robert Siegel to talk about Tuesday's elections.
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November 1, 2010 When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that his top priority was seeing that President Obama was a one-term president, Democrats pounced. So it's not surprising that when President Obama suggested Republicans were "our enemies," the GOP parried. House Minority Leader John Boehner -- who many believe will be the next Speaker of the House -- is pushing back hard, saying where the president sees enemies, he sees patriots.
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November 1, 2010 With just one day to go before the 2010 midterm elections, NPR's Michele Norris checks in one final time with Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report. Rothenberg offers his analysis of what to expect in House, Senate and gubernatorial races.
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House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner, R-OH, ta a campaign event in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday.
November 1, 2010 NPR's Ken Rudin forecasts a net gain for Republicans of 41 seats -- two more than needed to win control of the House, but not as large a gain for the GOP as many other analysts are expecting.
November 1, 2010 See Ken Rudin's final forecast for how House, Senate and governors races will play out in Tuesday's election.
November 1, 2010 The deadline to enter the Official 2010 Political Junkie Election Contest is noon on Tuesday. Pick the winners in 12 races and get the totals in the next House and Senate, and you could win a big prize!
November 1, 2010 GOP leaders fear a Palin presidential nomination would mean Obama easily winning a second term. Polls seem to support those concerns since a recent Washingto Post-ABC News survey indicated nearly 70 percent thought she was unqualified.
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