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  • How one ad for Mitch 'Mitchy' McConnell fueled his victory

    Ask Mitch McConnell's campaign what helped secure the Kentucky senator's reelection, and they'll give a surprising amount of credit to a two-time Obama voter. And no, not Alison Lundergan Grimes. It was an ad featuring Noelle Hunter, a community...
  • Obama told Congressional leaders he will act on immigration, setting up possible showdown

    Republican victors of Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections broke bread with Democratic President Barack Obama on Friday. On the menu besides sea bass: whether the two sides can put aside differences and agree on some legislation in the two years to...
  • Republicans in Congress poised to clash with Obama over environment

    Republicans in Congress poised to clash with Obama over environment
    Despite postelection nods toward cooperation, Republicans, who will hold the majority in Congress next year, appear poised to clash with President Obama over a range of energy and environmental issues, including the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Over lunch, GOP leaders press Obama to hold off on immigration action

    Over lunch, GOP leaders press Obama to hold off on immigration action
    Still dusting himself off after this week's electoral pounding, President Obama hosted triumphant Republicans and vanquished Democrats for lunch Friday, observing an odd Washington tradition: the post-election reconciliation meal.  But what was designed...
  • Repealing medical device tax at top of agenda for Republican Congress

    Repealing medical device tax at top of agenda for Republican Congress
    As Republicans eagerly outline their plans for next year's GOP-controlled Congress, an item near and dear to some of the region's larger employers is the first thing on their lists: repealing the medical device tax. Jettisoning the tax, which helps fund...
  • Republicans shouldn't let victory go to their heads

    Republicans shouldn't let victory go to their heads
    Before the votes were cast, Tuesday's midterm elections were looking like a "Seinfeld" election. Like the quirky TV comedy show, the midterms didn't seem to be about anything in particular. Then the votes were counted and the "Seinfeld" midterms...
  • Election results don't really provide GOP mandate

    Election results don't really provide GOP mandate
    Is there a new GOP mandate? That's a question Republicans and Democrats will be debating in coming days, as the GOP makes the case that its election victories add up not only to an electoral wave, but to a mandate — a genuine endorsement of...
  • Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats

    The U.S. Senate just got a lot more conservative. But its Democratic caucus just got a lot more liberal. How’s that again? The little-examined flip side to this week’s Republican victories is that they swept out many of the last...
  • Their Take: No more obstruction

    Their Take: No more obstruction
    Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress, some pundits have said the onus is on the GOP — and particularly the Senate's presumptive new majority leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. — to end the gridlock and dysfunction that have plagued...
  • Republican war on women must be over

    Break out the Hershey's bars and nylons: The war on women is over! Yes indeed, folks, the hostile aggression against 51 percent of the population by that pseudo-cabal of old men, Supreme Court justices (who are old men,) and women who can no longer...
  • The election's other winner: the minimum wage

    The election's other winner: the minimum wage
    As Republicans cast about looking for measures that might meet the definition of what Sen. Mitch McConnell called "common ground" with Democrats, there's an obvious candidate to emerge from the midterm elections. It's an idea that won broad support from...