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The Republican takeover will usher in new Senate committee chairmen expected to provide more scrutiny of the administration’s agenda on issues such as energy, foreign policy and Wall Street oversight.
President Obama said he hoped to work constructively with newly ascendant Republicans, highlighting areas for immediate action as well as longer-term areas where he hoped to strike deals.
Supreme Court justices on Wednesday objected to the Justice Department’s application of Sarbanes-Oxley on a commercial fisherman accused of destroying evidence that he harvested undersized fish.
Wall Street poured tens of millions of dollars into helping Republicans win Tuesday’s election, but the GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate is a mixed bag for the financial-services industry.
Republican lawmakers and strategists signaled Wednesday that a simple message of repealing President Barack Obama’s 2010 health law won’t be enough to appeal to voters. Polls show a majority of Americans oppose the law, but still don’t want it repealed and prefer lawmakers fix it instead.
U.S. President Barack Obama faces a tough time with the coming Republican-controlled Congress on foreign policy, but a GOP majority could help him with the U.S. fight against Islamic State militants.
Democrat Mary Landrieu kicked off the Senate runoff by playing up her record of bringing federal aid to the state, while opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy criticized her ‘Obama agenda.’
The GOP takeover of Congress is boosting the odds for a full-scale rewrite of business tax rates and rules—from nil to not impossible.
Maine’s independent Sen. Angus King said he would continue to caucus with Democrats, insisting it was important for his state to have senators meeting with both parties.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Republican victory in the Senate indicated dissatisfaction with the direction of the Obama administration and the “dysfunction” in Washington.
Republicans captured the Senate for the first time in eight years and won several closely contested governorships and House races. Here’s a look at eight of the new faces who made it happen.
Next year’s GOP-controlled Senate is expected to come out strongly against President Barack Obama’s most consequential energy and environment policies.
Democrat John Hickenlooper defeated Republican challenger Bob Beauprez in a tight Colorado governor’s race, the Associated Press projected Wednesday morning.
President Obama hoped the elections would help break Washington gridlock. Instead, they became a referendum on his presidency.
Republicans captured at least a dozen seats and built their majority in the U.S. House to its highest level in decades in Tuesday’s midterm election, with results topping party expectations.
Republicans prepared to take control of the Senate in January for the first time in eight years—a power shift that almost certainly will open up new possibilities for deal-making after years of partisan gridlock.
The re-election of many Republican governors—and the expansion of Republican control into blue territory—signals that voters will back policy makers who tackle contentious issues, potentially helping shape the national GOP agenda.
Republican Charlie Baker won a tight race to become the governor of Massachusetts, narrowly beating Democrat Martha Coakley, who conceded Wednesday morning.
Republicans took control of Congress in midterm elections, a result that transforms the political dynamic in Washington and gives the GOP new power over President Obama’s final two years in the White House.
President Obama will awake Wednesday with the need to get something done to burnish his troubled legacy—but significantly diminished leverage in both parties as he tries to do so, writes Gerald F. Seib.