(CNN) - President Barack Obama has invited the leaders of the Republicans and Democrats in both houses of Congress to join him in a meeting to discuss what to do in the waning days of this Congress's term, vowing it will "not be just a photo-op," he said Thursday.
(CNN) - Two Senate races remain uncalled Thursday morning – those in Alaska and Washington State – while 10 House seats are still too close to call.
(CNN) – Joe Miller wants more time for Alaska election officials to tabulate the results of the hotly contested three-way Senate race in Alaska.
The republican nominee for Alaska's senate seat is urging caution and due diligence as all votes are counted in the race where he appears to be trailing incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
(CNN) – Look too quickly, and you'd think it was an early 2012 presidential campaign ad.
But less than 24 hours after votes had been tallied in the midterm elections, Sarah Palin is out with a glossy Web video touting a string of victories Tuesday of GOP candidates she backed this election cycle.
(CNN) - Democrat John Kitzhaber has defeated Republican Chris Dudley in the Oregon Governor's Race, leaving four gubernatorial races yet to be decided – Connecticut, Illinois, Minnesota, and Vermont.
Washington (CNN) – His party got its clock cleaned in Tuesday's midterm elections, but according to a new national poll President Obama remains competitive in hypothetical 2012 presidential election matchups, especially against Sarah Palin.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday also indicates that at the unofficial start of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the field of possible contenders appears wide open with no front-runner.
TOPICS: Favorable ratings on Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, general election match-ups with all four versus Barack Obama, Republicans' choice for 2012 nominee, Democrats' views on Obama as 2012 nominee
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CNN: Boehner says Obama health plan on the block after GOP wins
Voters have given Republicans a mandate to cut government and roll back the Obama administration's health care "monstrosity" in the next Congress, the incoming speaker of the House of Representatives said Wednesday. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, is poised to lead the House following the GOP's massive gains in Tuesday's midterm elections. He told reporters that he and President Barack Obama have agreed to work together but called the results a vote for "a smaller, less costly, more accountable government." And the administration's hard-won overhaul of the U.S. health care system ultimately will be on the block.
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