Thursday, November 04, 2010

Minds Don't Change That Much, But Voters Do

New York, Nov. 2: The scene after the Election Night victory party of Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

November 4, 2010 For all the talk about Americans being fickle and shifting their support from one party to the other, there's a strong case to be made that their minds are pretty much set — it's how motivated they are to vote that varies.


Campaign Finance Limits Were Feingold's Legacy

Russ Fiengold

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.


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Repeal The Health Care Law? Not So Easy

House Republican Leader John Boehner

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.


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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

After Big Gains, GOP Turns To What Comes Next

John Boehner and Eric Cantor are surrounded by cameras Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

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.


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Dick Armey Warns House GOP: It's Not About You

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.


Obama Humbled By Election 'Shellacking'

President Obama during a speech the day after the midterm elections.

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.


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Nancy Pelosi Keeps Low Profile; Mum On Future For Now

Nancy Pelosi Nov 3 2010

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.


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