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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Alaska Starts Counting Write-In Votes For Senate

Joe Miller

November 10, 2010 Miller has filed a federal suit to exclude ballots on which Murkowski's name is misspelled. But he's fighting an uphill battle since federal courts tend to defer to state officials in the running of elections.

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

'House Rules' Give Republicans Big Advantage

Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) dumps out the coal that he called a Christmas gift to President Clinton in 1995.

November 9, 2010 As they move into the minority in the House of Representatives, Democratic members will rediscover that when it comes to making legislation in that chamber, the Republican majority will hold nearly all the cards.

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Obama's Team To Face Rep. Issa's Oversight Surge

Rep. Darrell Issa

November 9, 2010 Issa plans to hold more hearings in a year than Democrats held the last two years of the Bush era.

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Monday, November 08, 2010

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RNC's Michael Steele Takes Victory Lap

Michal Steele

November 8, 2010 Steele claimed credit for recent GOP wins with more than any RNC head since 1938. He also asserted that based on last week's results the GOP is much more diverse. While that may be true for candidates, it doesn't square with exit polls of voters.

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House GOP Names Transition Team; Snubs Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann

November 8, 2010 Bachmann, founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, wasn't picked for the House's GOP transition team. But House GOP officials chose some members backed by the Tea Party movement.

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GOP's 'Sweet' Wins In Governors' Races May Pay Off

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, R.

November 8, 2010 Republicans put a lot of money and effort into winning gubernatorial contests in 10 "swing states." The GOP was victorious in nine and that should help Republican candidates for the White House, Congress and local posts for years to come.

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Obama Gets Messages From Democrats. Will He Listen?

President Obama purses lips

November 8, 2010 Critics say Obama needs outsiders in the White House and must to focus more on retail politics. They question his habit of naming insiders to replace exiting insiders and his failure to attend to political details like making allies feel special.

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

White House's Economic Plans Face Gridlock In Congress

November 6, 2010 Republicans are now on top in the House, but the economy's still in a rut. When the new Congress convenes, there will be two very different visions of how to get it unstuck. Guy Raz talks about what's ahead with Greg Mankiw, a former economic adviser for George W. Bush; and Laura Tyson, an adviser in the Clinton administration.

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Midterm Losses Bite Blue Dog Democrats

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

November 6, 2010 Conservative and centrist Democrats were defeated in the House in large numbers this week. Especially hard-hit was the Blue Dog Coalition — only 23 of its 54 members were re-elected, and it lost two of its leaders, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota and Baron Hill of Indiana.

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Friday, November 05, 2010

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Why Would Nancy Pelosi Want to Lead a Party That Wanted Her As Leader?

November 5, 2010 Most Democrats believe, as Pelosi does, that their party got hammered  because the economy is limping and the big bills enacted in the 111th Congress were poorly explained and marketed.

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Latinos May Have Saved Senate For Democrats

Harry Reid

November 5, 2010 Amid of a wave of Republican victories on Tuesday, Democrats may have Hispanic voters to thank for their narrow majority in the Senate. Polls show Latinos' overwhelming support for Democrats made the difference in at least three Senate races in the West.

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GOP Hopes Increased Diversity Wins New Voters

Nikki Haley

November 5, 2010 After 2008, the GOP made a concerted effort to recruit more diverse candidates. And it appears to have paid off, as a record number of Latino Republicans and the first black Republicans in years are headed to Capitol Hill.

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Pelosi To Run For House Minority Leader

Pelosi with flags

November 5, 2010 She tweeted that she planned to stay in the House as Democratic leader to defend health and Wall Street reforms. Some Democrats had hoped she would leave so the party could get a fresh face as its leader.

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Obama: I Didn't Lead Well Enough

Screen grab of President Obama during an interview with '60 Minutes'.

November 5, 2010 The president tells CBS News' 60 Minutes that "leadership isn't just legislation," and that Democrats fared poorly in the elections in part because the White House didn't do a good job "persuading people" and instilling confidence. What do you think?

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