Washington (CNN) - More money was spent and more commercials were run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in this midterm election cycle than against any other congressional leader since Newt Gingrich.
More than $65 million was spent on 161,203 ads that targeted Pelosi from January 1 through last week's election, according to a new analysis of TV ads for CNN by Campaign Media Analysis Group.
Washington (CNN) - Republicans rode a tidal wave of senior support into control of the House, promising to cut government spending and restore fiscal sanity to Washington.
But can they deliver on that promise without cutting entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security and angering older voters?
New Delhi, India (CNN) - Traveling with President Obama whether domestically or abroad always means going through several layers of security screening.
But Indian law enforcement officials have taken security to an unusually high level.
(CNN) - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is sometimes known for his sarcastic responses and tough exterior during press briefings.
But according to a White House pool report from President Obama's trip to India, it was the security for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, not the press, who were in a standoff with Gibbs.
Washington (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush isn't the only Texas politician promoting a new book – so is his onetime lieutenant governor and successor, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, fresh off winning a historic third term in Austin.
Perry's new book, "Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington," is a 191-page polemic against what he calls "a Washington establishment that has abused our trust."
(CNN) - After months of delivering red meat political speeches ahead of the midterm elections, Sarah Palin is pivoting towards tackling the Federal Reserve's monetary policy.
The former Alaska governor is the keynote speaker at the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) trade show in Phoenix Monday, during which she will take on the Fed's so-called "quantitative easing" plan.
Washington (CNN) - House Republicans avoided a potentially contentious leadership fight Monday when Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, announced his decision not to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California, for the position of majority whip - the third highest ranking position in the House GOP hierarchy.
Sessions will instead seek another term as head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, which is tasked with heading House GOP campaign efforts.
(CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered a colorful critique of some new incoming members of Congress over the weekend, saying during a trip through Hong Kong that many of them "can't read."
"If you look at the U.S., you look at who we're electing to Congress, to the Senate - they can't read. I'll bet you a bunch of these people don't have passports," said Bloomberg, according to the Wall Street Journal. "We're about to start a trade war with China if we're not careful here, only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is."