Moderate and conservative Democrats were hit particularly hard on election night, despite the fact that many opposed Obama administration initiatives.
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 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.
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 is the Federal Reserve's periodic survey of economic conditions around the US.
Bank of America will resume home foreclosures in 23 states despite claims that documents used in the process were flawed.
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.
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.
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.
A flooded baseball field in the town of Renner, S.D., is shown in this aerial photograph from Sept. 26. Dozens of homes flooded after the Big Sioux River overflowed.