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  • 10 women in Congress who won’t be back

    10 women in Congress who won’t be back

    The 2010 elections were tough on all Democrats, but particularly on female lawmakers. The upcoming 112th Congress may see fewer women in office on Capitol Hill than last session. Yet-to-decided races in the House and Senate will determine if that happens, but if it does, it would be the first time in 32 years that the number of women in Congress declines from one session to the next. What's already clear is that 10 women are not returning. Most of the congresswomen defeated Tuesday were House freshmen. Two had served multiple House terms, and one was a Senate veteran. Some lost to tea party favorites and conservatives backed by Sarah Palin, while others were bested by standard-issue Republicans. Here are the women, some familiar and some not, we will not see on Capitol Hill come January as a result of Election Day losses. Source: CNN, National Journal‚ Almanac of American Politics, Politico

  • Amid big Republican gains, House gets more polarized

    The Vote Amid big Republican gains, House gets more polarized

    Moderate and conservative Democrats were hit particularly hard on election night, despite the fact that many opposed Obama administration initiatives.

  • Midterm elections: 12 House races to watch to judge size of a GOP 'wave'

    Midterm elections: 12 House races to watch to judge size of a GOP 'wave'

    Midterm elections upon us, most observers expect Republicans to take over the House of Representatives, though projections vary widely as to how many seats they’ll gain, and a massive number of races – more than 100 – are close enough to go either way. The magic number Republicans need to gain to take control: 39. So how can an Election Night observer get a sense of the big picture amid the many returns coming in? Rather than zeroing in on any individual race, look for trends in those expected to be closest. Here are a handful of races to keep an eye on in the states with early-closing polls.

  • Carly Fiorina out of hospital: How does illness affect a campaign?

    Carly Fiorina out of hospital: How does illness affect a campaign?

    Carly Fiorina spent a day in the hospital this week. The impact it has on her bid to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer could depend on how her campaign handles the challenge.

  • Obama rallies voters for Senate leader Harry Reid in key race

    Senate majority leader Harry Reid has become the focus of the GOP's plan to take over the Senate, but will Obama's show of support help Reid beat his ultraconservative tea party opponent in this close race?

  • Beige Book: boring color, great highlights about the economy

    Beige Book: boring color, great highlights about the economy

    Beige Book is the Federal Reserve's periodic survey of economic conditions around the US.

  • Bank of America will restart foreclosures despite accusations of flawed documents

    Bank of America will restart foreclosures despite accusations of flawed documents

    Bank of America will resume home foreclosures in 23 states despite claims that documents used in the process were flawed.

  • Marijuana initiatives could bring young Democrats to the polls

    Marijuana initiatives could bring young Democrats to the polls

    Surveys show that Democrats are much less excited about Election 2010 than are Republicans. But in four states, marijuana ballot initiatives could motivate liberal voters.

  • Who is Pete Rouse? He's not Rahm Emanuel

    Who is Pete Rouse? He's not Rahm Emanuel

    The president's new chief of staff Pete Rouse, hailed by Obama as a 'skillful problem-solver,' is a Washington veteran known for working quietly behind the scenes and avoiding the media.

  • In Pictures Pumpkin patch

    Hudson Muller reaches for a pumpkin while crawling at the feet of his father, Matt, during the Harvest Festival at County Apple Orchard near Harrisburg, S.D., on Oct. 3.