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  • Senate's 16 new members arrive on Capitol Hill: Who are they?

    Senate's 16 new members arrive on Capitol Hill: Who are they?

    Starting this Monday, the Senate welcomes 16 fresh faces to the Capitol’s marbled halls. While they won’t be sworn into office until January, these newly-elected members – three Democrats and 13 Republicans – come to Washington to tour the buildings, learn rules of decorum, and meet with their future coworkers. The new Senators come largely from open seats where both parties had a new candidate on the ticket and include a handful of tea partyers.

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  • Senate's 16 new members arrive on Capitol Hill: Who are they?

    Senate's 16 new members arrive on Capitol Hill: Who are they?

    Starting this Monday, the Senate welcomes 16 fresh faces to the Capitol’s marbled halls. While they won’t be sworn into office until January, these newly-elected members – three Democrats and 13 Republicans – come to Washington to tour the buildings, learn rules of decorum, and meet with their future coworkers. The new Senators come largely from open seats where both parties had a new candidate on the ticket and include a handful of tea partyers.

  • Election 2010: What does the Democratic debacle mean for fiscal policy?

    Tax VOX Election 2010: What does the Democratic debacle mean for fiscal policy?

    Despite paying lip service to 'working together' and deficit reduction, Boehner and Obama won't do much of either. Here's why.

  • Tea Party Top 10 biggest winners and losers

    Tea Party Top 10 biggest winners and losers

    The emergence of the tea party movement is arguably the most dynamic element of the 2010 midterm elections. Many 'tea party' candidates won the backing of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin – but also earned the disdain of the Republican establishment. In the end, which candidates with tea party support won, who lost, and what's next?

  • After GOP landslide of Election 2010, what next for Obama?

    After GOP landslide of Election 2010, what next for Obama?

    Election 2010 voters sent a strong message of discontent to President Obama on the economy. They also handed him a big political challenge: work toward greater bipartisanship.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 10/26

    The Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, accompanied by Prince Philip, inspects a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at Windsor Castle, England. The Sheikh is on a two-day state visit to Britain, the first since 1985, which is seen as important in strengthening already strongly established business links with one of the Gulf States most financially powerful nations.

  • Lincoln, Boozman face off in 2nd Arkansas Senate debate

    Lincoln, Boozman face off in 2nd Arkansas Senate debate

    Incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln said Wednesday she's not an automatic vote for the Democratic leadership in Washington, while GOP challenger Rep. John Boozman tried to link her to the President and his policies.

  • Election 2010: Most expensive elections ever?

    Election 2010: Most expensive elections ever?

    House and Senate candidates in this election cycle raised nearly $1.2 billion, ahead of the pace for contests in 2008. Republican Meg Whitman is pumping $104 million of her own money into her campaign for California governor.

  • Senate races 101: Is the Democratic majority in jeopardy?

    Senate races 101: Is the Democratic majority in jeopardy?

    Republicans are almost sure to pick up seats after the 2010 Senate races are over. But they also have an outside shot at retaking the majority in the upper chamber.

  • Estate tax bills take aim at a growing 'aristocracy of wealth'

    David R. Francis Estate tax bills take aim at a growing 'aristocracy of wealth'

    The Senate has so far failed to pass an estate tax bill, allowing the tax to expire this year. Two new proposals, though, aim to reintroduce the estate tax and could generate billions in revenues.

  • Finance bill: A mountain of paper, a molehill of reform

    Robert Reich Finance bill: A mountain of paper, a molehill of reform

    The American people will continue to have to foot the bill for the mistakes of Wall Street’s biggest banks because the legislation does nothing to diminish their economic and political power.