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Friday, November 05, 2010

Despite GOP Wins, Hill May See Fewer Women

Meg Whitman and supporters on Election Night.

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.

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

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Pat Quinn Wins Illinois Governor's Race: AP

Pat Quinn at Manny's

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.

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A Witch And 'Demon Sheep': Ads That Mattered

From a web video produced by Republican Carly Fiorina's campaign during the 2010 primaries.

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.

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John Boehner: A Survivor And Reagan Conservative

John Boehner

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."

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Tea Party Clout: How Will It Affect Congress, 2012?

Rand Paul greets supporters during an election night party.

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.

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Obama Urges Bipartisanship, Not Gridlock

President Obama after Cabinet meeting

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.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Insists: One And Done For Obama

Sen. Mitch McConnell

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.

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2010 Exit Polls: What Happened Election Night

2010 Exit Polls: What Happened Election Night

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.

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Health Care Law Will Be Tough To Kill

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.

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Legislative Legacy Works To Pelosi's Detriment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California

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.

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