The GOP is claiming a mandate for its policy positions because it retained control of the House of Representatives. But Democrats actually won more votes than Republicans did for House seats.
Predictions abound: Will superstorm Sandy help or hurt President Obama look 'presidential'? The bigger question is what Washington can do to help the neediest Americans, when a hurricane blows through – and when it doesn't.
Presidential polls: Hurricane Sandy is interfering with pollsters' ability to collect accurate data about the public's views on the presidential race. Here's a status report on where the Obama-Romney contest stood pre-Sandy.