November 5, 2010 It started as a banner year for female candidates. More ran in party primaries than ever before, especially Republicans. Some posted big victories Tuesday. But for the first time since the 1970s, the total number of women in the new Congress will likely drop.
November 4, 2010 The AP called Gov. Pat Quinn the victor in Illinois after its analysis showed his nearly 20,000 vote lead in the governor's race was too much for opponent State Sen. Bill Brady to overcome.
November 4, 2010 In key races across the nation, candidates won — and lost — in part because of the television and Web ads they ran. The Message Machine looks at nine ads that were truly unique and really made a difference in the 2010 campaign.
November 4, 2010 Like other conservatives Boehner is for lower taxes and spending and opposes abortion. His views can be found in a compilation of speeches his office issued called "Pillars of a New Majority."
November 4, 2010 During this election cycle, the Tea Party has been the Republican Party's most important group. But there's a debate about how big the movement's impact will be inside Congress — and whether it will be positive or negative for the GOP in the 2012 cycle, which, of course, is already under way.
November 4, 2010 The president said he invited both Democratic and Republican leaders to the White House. He also said he wanted to avoid gridlock, especially since the U.S.' economic competitors will continue making progress over the next two years.
November 4, 2010 McConnell said the only way Republicans can advance their goals was by denying Obama re-election. He was also confident the GOP won't be waiting long for Senate control since 21 Democratic seats will be in play in 2012 compared to 10 GOP seats.
November 4, 2010 Polling of voters on Election Day shows they were intensely worried about the economy and unhappy with the leadership of President Obama and the Democrats. Get a breakdown of their responses.
November 4, 2010 While it will prove difficult to kill because President Obama and the Democratic controlled will block that, Senate GOP critics can throw sand in the gears with hearings and other tactics. They can argue the only way to end it is to defeat Obama.
November 4, 2010 During Nancy Pelosi's four years as speaker of the House, Congress approved the massive health care overhaul, an $800 billion stimulus bill and a multibillion-dollar rescue of the banks. But her accomplishments were denounced by angry voters this campaign season, and now she must relinquish the speaker's gavel.