An experienced hand at Justice, he would shift priorities on detainees and domestic surveillance.
The post-election vote could tighten Democrats’ grip on Capitol Hill while giving GOP stars a chance to shine.
For many lawmakers of both parties, it may be one costly bailout too many.
Barack Obama delivered a brief video message Wednesday to the Governors' Global Climate Summit in Beverly Hills, Calif., in which he unequivocally affirmed the scientific basis of climate change and vowed to take action on cutting carbon emissions, in spite of the troubled global economy.
Afghan president says those who disagree with his offer of safety for the Taliban to attend talks can unseat him or leave the country.
Many presidents have vowed to end partisanship. Few succeed.
Party leaders are likely to find congressional freshmen more independent than usual.