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  • House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as leader

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday re-elected Nancy Pelosi of California as the leader of their caucus despite a major election defeat two weeks ago that strengthened Republicans' majority in the chamber. The...
  • On eve of leadership vote, Nancy Pelosi lays out post-election strategy

    On eve of leadership vote, Nancy Pelosi lays out post-election strategy
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) announced plans Monday to broaden her leadership team ahead of her expected reelection as the House Democratic leader, the first steps in an ambitious strategy designed to put the party in a stronger position to...
  • House Democrats look for answers, accountability after midterm losses

    WASHINGTON House Democrats came back to work Wednesday still reeling from last week's bruising election results and they're looking for answers about what went wrong. But for many lawmakers, it isn't enough to blame the loss of at least a dozen House...
  • Obama the conservative? Sunday on CNN

    Obama the conservative? Sunday on CNN
    CBS’ “Face the Nation” celebrates its 60th anniversary this weekend with President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Also on the Sunday morning lineup: “...
  • Fear or loathing? Anger at Obama trumps fear of GOP

    WASHINGTON This election wasn't about hope and change. Instead, the midterm elections were a battle between fear and loathing. Driven by anger, Republican voters were more eager to cast votes protesting President Barack Obama's policies than were...
  • Joe Biden emerges as patron saint of the embattled House Democrat

    Earlier than expected, there is a Biden-Clinton race underway — between Joe Biden and Bill Clinton, that is. In a year when an unpopular President Obama has been forced to scale back his campaigning to only the bluest states, former President...
  • Obama makes surprise visit to Ted Lieu for Congress headquarters

    President Obama made a surprise stop Thursday at the Venice campaign headquarters for state Sen. Ted Lieu, who is running for Congress. Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance who is favored to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in the Nov....
  • Republicans can't stop talking about impeaching Obama

    When Republicans in Congress complained about his relentless attacks on their record, reporters dubbed President Truman "Give 'em Hell Harry." To which Truman fired back: "I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell!"...
  • Aguilar claims second place on fall ballot for Rep. Miller seat

    Aguilar claims second place on fall ballot for Rep. Miller seat
    Following a fresh round of ballot-counting, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar on Thursday claimed the second place on the fall ballot to succeed Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga).  Most observers concluded there are not enough ballots left to deny...
  • Eric Cantor's primary loss an 'apocalyptic moment' for the GOP

    U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the conservative movement a landmark victory. Cantor, the No. 2 Republican...
  • Stunner in the 7th: Cantor goes down

    Stunner in the 7th: Cantor goes down
    Here are your vote totals for Dave Brat's stunning upset tonight over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. You'll find a county-by-county map of results here. Statements are rolling in, and since I'm sure we won't have room for all of them, I'll post...