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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.

  • 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?

  • Senate Democrats fight back with balance sheet against GOP

    Senate Democrats fight back with balance sheet against GOP

    Nationally, Democrats are having success raising money this fall, in their attempt to maintain control of the US Senate over Republicans.

  • Kelly Ayotte election: a relief to mainstream Republicans

    Kelly Ayotte election: a relief to mainstream Republicans

    The nomination of Kelly Ayotte for a US Senate seat from New Hampshire is good news for the Republican Party establishment, given these 'tea party' times.

  • Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire: Another win for Sarah Palin?

    Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire: Another win for Sarah Palin?

    Kelly Ayotte – the candidate backed by Sarah Palin – holds a slight edge over Ovide Lamontagne, the Senate candidate backed by tea party activists in the New Hampshire Republican primary. But race is still too close to call.

  • The Vote New Hampshire: Will GOP's pick or 'tea party' favorite win?

    In the New Hamphire primary, Kelly Ayotte may be the GOP establishment's pick in the Senate race, but she also has Sarah Palin’s endorsement. Ovide Lamontagne is the challenger to watch.

  • Battle of the endorsements: Sarah Palin vs. Jim DeMint

    Battle of the endorsements: Sarah Palin vs. Jim DeMint

    Sarah Palin has seven endorsees running in Tuesday’s primaries. Sen. Jim DeMint has backed winning Senate primary candidates in Florida, Kentucky, and Colorado. Both appear to be setting up power bases.

  • Primary elections: Seven states to watch

    Primary elections: Seven states to watch

    Democrats will be watching the Republican contests closely, hoping for additional upsets by tea party-backed candidates. Democrats hope the Republicans will be saddled with unelectable candidates. Republicans are looking to ride a wave of voter anger over the sputtering economy and politics-as-usual to regain control of Congress. The competition between traditional Republicans and their tea party counterparts is particularly strong in Delaware, New Hampshire, and New York. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Maryland also hold primaries Tuesday.

  • House races 101: Is the Republican Party primed for a takeover?

    House races 101: Is the Republican Party primed for a takeover?

    Many more Democratic House seats than Republican ones are vulnerable this year. Republicans are targeting the Democrats' freshman class, plus some veteran lawmakers.

  • Sarah Palin oops again! Calls Kodiak Island nation's largest, even though it's not.

    Sarah Palin oops again! Calls Kodiak Island nation's largest, even though it's not.

    Sarah Palin mistakenly called Alaska's Kodiak Island nation's largest. Sarah Palin made the error while endorsing a New Hampshire Senate candidate.