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.
November 4, 2010 Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, the Democratic half of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, lost his bid for a fourth term Tuesday. The 2002 law was the high-water mark in the regulation of money in national politics, but a Supreme Court ruling this year whittled away at his best-known legislation.
November 4, 2010 Republicans regained control of the House on Tuesday in part with a pledge to "repeal and replace" the new health law. But as large as the new GOP majority will be come January, it's still not large enough to override a presidential veto. In addition, the Senate will still be controlled by the Democrats, who are unlikely to go along with the repeal effort.
November 3, 2010 Tuesday's election results brought a measure of redemption for the Republican Party after back-to-back elections in which they suffered huge losses. But as the GOP looks ahead, it faces the same troubled economy and other issues that have bedeviled Democrats over the past two years.
November 3, 2010 The former House majority leader says Boehner's team shouldn't let their win go to their heads. He recommends they rise to the level of trust that's been placed in them.
November 3, 2010 The president said he took responsibility for Democratic losses in the midterm election. And he pledged to work with Republican leaders on Capitol Hill on issues ranging from tax cuts to energy policy, even as GOP leaders reiterated that they wanted to stop his agenda.
November 3, 2010 The first woman to serve as House speaker was said to be set to discuss her future on ABC News. Pelosi kept a low profile Wednesday, the day after her party suffered historic losses of House seats and lost its majority.