House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will remain leaders of their caucuses despite the fact that neither has been able to recapture majority control of their respective bodies.
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.), who has been AWOL from Congress since June of this year, left the Mayo Clinic Tuesday where he was being treated for a bipolar disorder. Sources are now reporting that Jackson will resign his seat and accept a plea deal from federal authorities for what appears to be disuse of campaign funds.
In a continuing saga that has shaken the intelligence and military communities, Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is now under investigation for what is being billed as "inappropriate communications" with the woman who initially launched the scandal that led to the resignation of former CIA Director and four-star general David Petraeus.
Congressional leaders are seeking answers on why government agencies withheld information that the nation's security may have been compromised over the affair between former CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, Army Reserve Officer Paula Broadwell. In other words, they want to know who knew what and when.
Abortion and same-sex marriage are two issues that candidates are often asked to address in heat of a contested election. Some relish the opportunity and others try to avoid it. But a leading female evangelical maintains candidates need to be better informed about how to address controversial issues with facts and compassion.4 comments
The extramarital affair between CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell was uncovered through an investigation after a woman complained about receiving harassing emails from another person. Broadwell was apparently the woman who sent the harassing emails.
While a majority of voters in Colorado and Washington State voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, they appear to contradict federal law. The question some local authorities and legal scholars are starting to ask is will the Obama administration enforce existing federal statutes or turn the other cheek as they did with the Defense of Marriage Act when courts ruled parts of it unconstitutional.
After a bruising year and a half battle and maybe a billion dollars later, the U.S. Senate is about where they were the last two years but with two additional Democrat seats. Tuesday's final election results give the Democrats 55 seats to the GOP's 43. Independents still hold two seats in the Senate.
The campaign of Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Republicans' one-time hope to win a seat in the U.S. Senate, came to a disappointing end when Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill claimed victory Tuesday night. Republicans now have to evaluate if their decision to abandon Akin after his comments about "legitimate rape" was the right path to take.
Washington became the fourth and final state Tuesday to endorse same-sex marriage in a historic election night victory. The Evergreen state joins Maine, Maryland and Minnesota in giving supporters of gay marriage a clean sweep. Voters in these same states also chose President Obama over GOP challenger Mitt Romney.
With election results pouring in and President Obama re-elected to a second term, according to network projections, gay marriage activists are celebrating three, and possibly four victories in their efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland and Washington State.
On Monday, Mitt Romney began his day by addressing a few thousand voters in an airport hangar just north of Orlando. By the end of a busy day that included five stops, the former Massachusetts governor soaked up applause from the 12,000-plus who gathered to hear him where his campaign began.
A pro-Obama voter guide being circulated to black church members in Virginia before Election Day compares Christianity to Mormonism in what appears to be an effort to dissuade voters from considering Mitt Romney because of his faith.
Mitt Romney began his final day of campaigning by addressing a standing room only crowd in an airport hangar in central Florida Monday morning. Chants of "one more day" reverberated from those who arrived in the early morning hours to help give their candidate one extra push to capture the must-win Sunshine State.
A judge in Orange County, Fla., extended early voting by four hours on Sunday after a lawsuit was filed Saturday by the Democratic Party. A suspicious package – which turned out to be a cooler – caused authorities to shut down a polling location Saturday, causing some voters to leave without casting a ballot.