(CNN) – Seven days after voters cast ballots, a slate of races for the U.S. House of Representatives remain unresolved with vote tallies that are too close to call.
The balance of power in the House now stands at 234 Republicans and 195 Democrats, with 6 races undecided. One other race, in Louisiana, is headed to a run-off between two Republican incumbents, meaning the outcome won't affect the chamber's power balance.
(CNN) – Republicans and Democrats alike voiced confidence Sunday that a deal could be struck to avoid tumbling over the so-called "fiscal cliff," though specifics on such a deal remained vague.
The two sides have until the end of the year to negotiate a budget-cutting deal to prevent middle class tax cuts from expiring and massive across-the-board budget cuts from taking effect. Democrats have largely favored raising taxes on wealthy Americans, while Republicans insist the solution comes in cutting federal spending.
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CNN: Spokesman: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October
House majority leader Eric Cantor talked to an FBI official in late October about former CIA Director David Petraeus' involvement in an affair, a spokesman for the congressman told CNN Sunday. Doug Heye said Cantor, a Republican, had a conversation with the whistleblower about the affair and national security concerns involved in the matter.
CNN: Romney's Hispanic chairman says candidate made mistakes
The man who led Mitt Romney's outreach to Hispanic voters said Sunday the candidate "made some mistakes" during his campaign that ultimately led to a precipitous drop in Latino support. Carlos Gutierrez, the former secretary of commerce, blamed the Republican primary process, which he said forced Romney to harden his immigration stance in an appeal to the far-right wing of the Republican Party.