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James Pittman casts his ballot to vote in Precinct 28 on Nov. 4, 2014 in Charlotte, N.C.

GOP to control voting process in 2016 swing states

11/06/14 02:23PM

It’s a good bet that the 2016 presidential race will be close. And if it is, Republicans will likely have a crucial edge, thanks to Tuesday’s results.A string of GOP victories in races for governor and secretary of state means the party will control the voting process in key presidential battlegrounds from Nevada to Florida. read more

President Barack Obama addresses a rally at the Portland Expo on Oct. 30, 2014 in Portland, Maine. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty)

White House to GOP: Bring it on

11/06/14 02:09PM

As the GOP continues its victory lap, promising to repeal Obamacare and push through a number of other Republican priorities through Congress in January, the White House was out with a simple message: Let’s see what you’ve got. read more

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 10, 2014.

GOP vows to build Keystone, repeal Obamacare

11/06/14 08:30AM

House Speaker John Boehner and the soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell published an Op-Ed in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal, promising to aggressively pursue their legislative agenda, including building the Keystone Pipeline and repealing Obamacare. read more

Senate Minority Leader U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell answers questions during a press conference at the University of Louisville on Nov. 5, 2014 in Louisville, Ky.

McConnell urges compromise amid divided government

11/05/14 04:38PM

In his first remarks since Republicans claimed control of the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell pointed to the upsides of divided government and delivered a tacit rebuke to his party’s more extreme members. read more

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets supporters at his election night party November 4, 2014 in West Allis, Wisc. (Darren Hauck/AP)

Scott Walker's victory sparks renewed 2016 speculation

11/05/14 02:14PM

Gov. Scott Walker ended Tuesday night a winner once again, after fighting off Democratic challenger Mary Burke. Walker took home 52.3 percent of the vote to Burke’s 46.6 percent.What looked for much of 2014 like a neck and neck race turned out to be a decisive victory for 47-year-old Walker, on a night filled with Republican triumph. read more

Still time for Obama to get things done

Still time for Obama to get things done

11/05/14 08:23AM

Bill and Hillary Clinton helped campaign for Democratic candidates during the midterms, but it appears they had less of an impact than they'd hoped. And there's still time for the president to get things done in D.C. Andrea Mitchell and Steve Schmidt... watch