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  • On abortion, election delivered mixed messages

    The 2014 midterm election was a mixed bag for abortion rights supporters: Two out of three state ballot measures that would have regulated the procedure went down to defeat, but control of the U.S. Senate swung to the Republican Party, with its...
  • Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

    Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate
    Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration. After months of voter surveys suggested a close...
  • Durbin humbled by loss of Senate as Illinois House delegation gets more conservative

     Durbin humbled by loss of Senate as Illinois House delegation gets more conservative
    Sen. Dick Durbin thanked Illinoisans on Wednesday for granting him a fourth term, and he accepted the verdict of voters elsewhere, who in effect gave him a demotion. Tuesday's Republican surge nationwide means that Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat,...
  • At Minnesota Capitol, Democrats hold onto power, but Republicans get foot back in door

    MINNEAPOLIS Divided government is back at the State Capitol, after Minnesota voters defied a national Republican wave to re-elect Gov. Mark Dayton but also gave him a new Republican House majority to work with. "It's a prescription for gridlock unless we...
  • Ending Washington gridlock largely in Mitch McConnell's hands now

    Ending Washington gridlock largely in Mitch McConnell's hands now
    Mitch McConnell built his ascent to Senate majority leader on voter anger over Washington gridlock that he helped foster while in the Republican minority against President Obama. Now the Kentucky senator will need to convince tea party Republicans who...
  • What Obama should have said

    What Obama should have said
    Here is what President Barack Obama should have said when he addressed the American people after his party's massive losses in Tuesday's election: "The American people have spoken. I made this election a referendum on my policies, and now both houses of...
  • Colorado's Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper wins; Republican foe concedes

    Colorado's Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper defied a Republican tide and won a second term as votes from liberal bastions of the state helped propel him over Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. Late votes tallied Wednesday in the Democratic strongholds...
  • Republicans seize Senate, set up clash with Obama

    WASHINGTON Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate Tuesday, mobilizing voter discontent with President Barack Obama across the country and setting up partisan economic and foreign policy showdowns over the final two years of his presidency. The...
  • GOP surge crushes Democrats' hopes of taking governors races nationwide

    WASHINGTON Democrats' hopes of ousting a number of beleaguered Republican governors on Tuesday were crushed by the GOP wave that also flipped control of the U.S. Senate. Democratic governors from Connecticut to Colorado were at risk of losing their jobs,...
  • Colorado Senate: Republican Cory Gardner defeats incumbent Udall

    Calling Tuesday’s election a defining political moment, Rep. Cory Gardner swept to victory in a closely watched race, ousting Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and becoming the first Republican Colorado has sent to the Senate in more than a decade....
  • Georgia: Republican Purdue wins Senate seat over Democrat Nunn

    ATLANTA Republican David Perdue, a businessman who was virtually unknown in political circles just 18 months ago, will be Georgia's next United States senator. The Fortune 500 CEO bested Democrat Michelle Nunn in a heated, tightly contested race that was...