President Obama's remark that the sagging economy is due to cuts in public-sector jobs riled Republicans in Congress, who pledge to extend the Bush tax cuts and repeal health-care reform.
Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is off to a rocky start, as GOP lawmakers and conservative commentators force him to backpedal on health care and Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plans.
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.
Nationally, Democrats are having success raising money this fall, in their attempt to maintain control of the US Senate over Republicans.