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Boehner Rejects Obama’s Request To Extend Middle Class Tax Cut

Boehner Rejects Obama’s Request To Extend Middle Class Tax Cut

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Fresh off his reelection as House speaker Wednesday afternoon, John Boehner emphasized the need for bold leadership in order to repair the ailing economy, telling reporters that job creation remains the top p…

GOP Senators Stand Strong on Libya, Petraeus Scandals

GOP Senators Stand Strong on Libya, Petraeus Scandals

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Three Republican Senators are at the helm of a movement to stand strong in their intent to combat President Obama on the two issues that currently stand at the forefront of the political media scene.Sen. Joh…

Maine’s Angus King to Caucus With Senate Democrats

Maine’s Angus King to Caucus With Senate Democrats

US Department of Energy(WASHINGTON) — Maine’s newly elected Independent senator-elect, Angus King, announced on Wednesday that he’ll caucus with the Democrats, boosting the party’s control to 55 seats, compared with 45 held by Republ…

McCain Tweets Support for Push on Immigration Reform

McCain Tweets Support for Push on Immigration Reform

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Failed attempts at immigration reform are nothing new on Capitol Hill, but there is some indication a new post-election tone might help pave the way for lawmakers and the White House to move toward a comprehensiv…

Texas State Senator Wins Election After Death

Texas State Senator Wins Election After Death

Rick Scibelli/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Democrat Mario Gallegos won re-election to his Texas state Senate seat on Tuesday. Gallegos, who had served since 1994, overwhelmingly beat his challenger, Republican newcomer, R.W. Bray. But the victory is, to sa…

Tulsi Gabbard, Mazie Hirono Break Congressional Barriers for Non-Christians

Tulsi Gabbard, Mazie Hirono Break Congressional Barriers for Non-Christians

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard – Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Tuesday’s election brought some religious firsts for Congress, with a victory for Tulsi Gabbard, who will be the first Hindu congresswoman, and Mazie Hirono, the first Buddhist senator. Both ar…

Senate, House Races Boosted by Outside Money Lose More Than Win

Senate, House Races Boosted by Outside Money Lose More Than Win

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If the super-rich tried to buy Senate and House seats in this election, they didn’t have much luck, at least when it came to some of the most expensive U.S. congressional races.Wealthy millionaires such as casi…

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — A day after holding onto his speakership and the House Republican majority, John Boehner signaled openness Wednesday to the inclusion of new tax revenue in a legislative package to address the so-called “fisc…

Election 2012: Senate Democratic Majority Holds After Millions Spent

Election 2012: Senate Democratic Majority Holds After Millions Spent

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Democrats will maintain their majority in the U.S. Senate, ABC News projects, no small effort in an age of astronomically expensive campaigns and hyper-partisanship.More than $1 billion is projected to have been sp…

Elizabeth Warren Wins Massachusetts Senate Race

Elizabeth Warren Wins Massachusetts Senate Race

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BOSTON) — ABC News projects that Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senate candidate in Massachusetts, will win her race, picking off a Republican seat for the Democrats in the battle for control of the Senate.Bi…

Jeff Flake Wins Arizona Senate Race

Jeff Flake Wins Arizona Senate Race

United States Congress(NEW YORK) — Rep. Jeff Flake will defeat Democrat Richard Carmona in what became a surprisingly competitive battle for Arizona’s Senate seat, ABC News projects.Republican Sen. Jon Kyl’s surprise announcement that he would not see…

Mourdock Falls Short in Indiana Senate Race

Mourdock Falls Short in Indiana Senate Race

Office of the Treasurer, State of Indiana(NEW YORK) — The Republican Party push to take control of the Senate is likely sunk now that Tea Party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock has failed in his bid to replace Republican Sen. Richard Lugar.Cons…

Chris Murphy Beats Ex-Wrestling Exec. Linda McMahon in Costly Conn. Race

Chris Murphy Beats Ex-Wrestling Exec. Linda McMahon in Costly Conn. Race

Chris Murphy for Congress(NEW YORK) — Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy beat out former wrestling executive Linda McMahon for a U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut in the costliest race in the state’s history.ABC News is projecting Murphy as the winner of th…

Joe Biden Speaks at Sen. George McGovern’s Prayer Service

Joe Biden Speaks at Sen. George McGovern’s Prayer Service

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(SIOUX FALLS, S.D.) — With 12 days left before election day, Vice President Joe Biden joined hundreds gathered at the First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Thursday to pay respect to the late Se…

Warren and Brown: Mass. Matchup Is Hottest in Country

Warren and Brown: Mass. Matchup Is Hottest in Country

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(BOSTON) — In the fight for the Massachusetts Senate seat, it’s an epic battle between Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, the liberal crusader famous for taking on Wall Street.The outcome of this race …

‘Horses and Bayonets’ Become Campaign Fodder in Battleground Virginia

‘Horses and Bayonets’ Become Campaign Fodder in Battleground Virginia

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — It started as a snarky comeback when President Obama knocked down Mitt Romney for arguing that the Navy is now smaller than any time since 1917 with the reminder that the military has fewer “horses and bayone…

Indiana Senate Candidate: ‘God Intended’ Pregnancies from Rape

Indiana Senate Candidate: ‘God Intended’ Pregnancies from Rape

Mourdock for Senate(NEW ALBANY, Ind.) — Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said pregnancies resulting from rape are part of God’s plan, tearfully explaining that he only supports abortions when a mother’s life is in dange…

Indiana’s Senate Candidates Agree, Mostly: Term Limits for Federal Lawmakers

Indiana’s Senate Candidates Agree, Mostly: Term Limits for Federal Lawmakers

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — While presidential battleground states are saturated with messages on the economy, taxes and health care, quite a different topic of discussion has garnered surprise consensus in Indiana’s competitive Senat…

Missouri Senate Race: Akin, McCaskill Square Off in Second Debate

Missouri Senate Race: Akin, McCaskill Square Off in Second Debate

Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images | Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(ST. LOUIS) — The candidates’ agendas were plain in Thursday’s Missouri Senate debate: Sen. Claire McCaskill sought to come off as moderate while her challenger, Rep. Todd Akin, sought …

US Chamber of Commerce Calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Catastrophically Antibusiness’

US Chamber of Commerce Calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Catastrophically Antibusiness’

Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday launched a new get-out-the-vote effort, sending a video to members and dropping its first piece of direct mail in the general election, attacking Democrat…

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