Democrat officially elected Vermont governor
January 6th, 2011
11:14 AM ET
3 years ago

Democrat officially elected Vermont governor

(CNN) - Democrat Peter Shumlin was officially elected governor of Vermont Thursday in a joint session of the state legislature. He received 145 votes compared to 28 votes for the Republican nominee, incumbent Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie.

Though Dubie conceded the race shortly after the November 2010 election, the Vermont state constitution requires that the legislature elect the governor, lieutenant governor, and other statewide officials if no candidate receives a majority of the votes.
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Filed under: 2010 • Peter Shumlin • Vermont
Top five political gaffes of 2010
December 30th, 2010
09:52 AM ET
CNN Poll: Plurality say Obama's policies will likely fail
December 29th, 2010
09:52 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Plurality say Obama's policies will likely fail

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama enters the new year with a growing number of Americans pessimistic about his policies and a growing number rooting for him to fail, according to a new national poll.

Full poll results [pdf]

But a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday also indicates that while a majority of the public says Republican control of the House of Representatives is good for the country, only one in four say the GOP will do a better job running things than the Democrats did when they controlled the chamber.
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Filed under: 2010 • John Boehner • President Obama
A rush of deals in Congress follows 'shellacking'
December 28th, 2010
08:04 AM ET
3 years ago

A rush of deals in Congress follows 'shellacking'

(CNN) - The year in Washington began with Republicans complaining that President Obama and Democrats were ramming health care reform down their throats and ended with House Democrats complaining that Obama and Republicans were ramming a tax cut deal down their throats.

In between, there was a major shift in power as Democrats saw their short-lived control of Congress end in a midterm "shellacking," as Obama called it, fueled by the Tea Party movement on the right and a distaste for politics as usual in the middle.

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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Congress • President Obama
Congress adjourns
December 22nd, 2010
08:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Congress adjourns

Washington (CNN) – The Senate and the House of Representatives adjourned for the year on Wednesday night. The new Congress will convene on January 5, 2011.


Filed under: 2010 • Senate
Alaska Supreme Court rules against Miller
December 22nd, 2010
05:35 PM ET
3 years ago

Alaska Supreme Court rules against Miller

(CNN) – The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled against Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller in his appeal, denying his claim that state law was not followed on counting write-in votes and setting up the very likely scenario that write-in candidate, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, will be certified the winner of the Alaska Senate race.

In the ruling, the Alaska Supreme court affirmed the decision of the superior court, saying, “There are no remaining issues raised by Miller that prevent this election from being certified.”
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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska
Census numbers to help determine which party controls Congress and the White House
December 20th, 2010
05:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Census numbers to help determine which party controls Congress and the White House

Washington (CNN) - How many people live in the United States, and in each state? And which states will gain congressional seats and electoral votes and which states will lose them?

These are all questions that the Census Bureau is expected to answer Tuesday, when it releases the results of the 2010 Census. The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census be conducted every ten years to accurately reflect the population shifts in the country. The new numbers spell out congressional reapportionment, as the states divvy up the 435 seats in the House of Representatives.
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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Census
Murkowski camp: Senator could be certified as winner this week or early next
December 20th, 2010
03:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Murkowski camp: Senator could be certified as winner this week or early next

Washington (CNN) - It's been nearly 17 weeks since Alaska's Republican Senate primary and nearly seven weeks since Election Day. Could the end finally be in sight in the nation's last, undecided Senate race between Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Republican challenger Joe Miller? Ask one side and the answer appears to be: yes.

Murkowski's campaign said that the state could certify the incumbent Republican as the winner within days.
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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
Miller appeals ruling in Alaska Senate race
December 14th, 2010
09:52 AM ET
3 years ago

Miller appeals ruling in Alaska Senate race

(CNN) - Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller's challenge in the Alaska Senate race now moves to the state Supreme Court where oral arguments are scheduled to begin on Friday, following a new appeal by Miller's campaign.

Miller on Monday filed to appeal a ruling by an Alaska superior court judge which denied his challenge of ballots awarded to Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who ran as a write-in candidate.
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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
Alaska Superior Court rules against Joe Miller
December 10th, 2010
07:18 PM ET
3 years ago

Alaska Superior Court rules against Joe Miller

(CNN)– A state judge in the Alaska Superior Court has ruled against Senate candidate Joe Miller's challenge of write-in ballots. The ruling states that there is no proof of election official fraud, or that "there would be a sufficient change to the election results if these claims were true."

The ruling order is stayed until December 13 to allow for an appeal, but the Alaska Division of Elections has asked a federal judge to lift the stay and allow them to certify the Senate results in favor of Lisa Murkowski.


Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
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