January 5, 2011 Check out the faces of the new Republican leadership in the House and see the Democrats who remain in charge of the Senate.
November 23, 2010 Rep. Dan Maffei, a freshman Democrat from upstate New York (Syracuse), has conceded defeat to Republican challenger Ann Marie Buerkle.
November 23, 2010 Minnesota, home of a famous recount in its 2008 Senate race, will now recount the 2.1 million votes cast in its still-too-close-to-call gubernatorial race.
November 23, 2010 The GOP claims another House seat, as Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D), who has been in Congress since the seat was created in 1982, concedes defeat to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold.
November 16, 2010 Sen. Murkowski has opened a 1,700 point lead over Joe Miller via her write-in votes. Her lead is only expected to grow as the more than 8,000 remaining write-in votes are counted.
November 15, 2010 President Obama is signaling that he plans to push hard for bipartisanship. It's an appeal to political independents who say they're against gridlock and want the president and congressional leaders to work together.
Ten-term Ohio Rep. John Boehner, the House Speaker-in-waiting.
November 15, 2010 Boehner tells GOP freshmen they may spend the next 2 years fighting basically fighting Obama. That would seem to rule out him being a compromiser. And the fact that he'll be running Congress rules out a rebel role. So where does that leave him?
November 13, 2010 The newly elected politicians are coming to Washington, D.C., to get acquainted with the institution they will be joining -- an institution they criticized during the campaign. The Tea Party is even holding its own sessions this weekend -- before the official House orientation.
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Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), shown speaking to the Values Voter Summit in Washington in September, has new clout in the Republican Party after backing conservative candidates in the midterm elections.
November 12, 2010 Conservative Republicans have a new champion: Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, whose strategy in the midterm elections has given him new clout in the Republican Party. Behind DeMint's ascent is a combination of faith and fundraising.
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November 12, 2010 Obama said it was hard to get other nations to agree to U.S. terms when he had 65% percent approval. If anything has changed, he said, it's that his ties to other leaders are deeper.
November 12, 2010 The House GOP's new leadership topped by John Boehner, is clear as Democrats play musical chairs. Besides Boehner, the House GOP has Cantor, McCarthy and Hensarling, The Democrats have Nancy Pelosi as the likely leader and a fight for the rest.
November 11, 2010 Two political scientists wryly note that the historical odds are in favor of a second term. And the scatter plot graph in their post does help make their point.
In Juneau on Wednesday, Hand Count Board member Alden Balalong held up a write-in ballot marked "Murkowski."
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November 11, 2010 It's going to take about five days to count the 90,000 ballots. But after the first day and with 20% of them tabulated, the senator was getting the vast majority of the votes.
November 10, 2010 The judge said Miller didn't prove he would suffer irreparable harm if the vote count continued. Meanwhile, of the portion of the more than 92,000 ballots counted so far, 89 percent were for Murkowski.
November 10, 2010 Alaska officials began counting the write-in votes Wednesday in the undecided Senate race. After incumbent Lisa Murkowski lost in the GOP primary, she ran as a write-in candidate, along with more than 100 other Alaskans. While Sarah Palin and other conservatives, including Jim DeMint, are backing Republican nominee Joe Miller, more votes were cast for write-in candidates than for Miller or the Democrat on Election Day. NPR's Martin Kaste updates host Melissa Block on the story.
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