(CNN) - He wept tonight, but chances are House Minority Leader John Boehner will be smiling in January, when he picks up the gavel as Speaker of the newly-Republican House of Representatives.
During his victory speech, talking about his upbringing, he choked up. His voice breaking and tears filling his eyes he said, "I hold these values dear because I've lived them." He added, "I've spent my whole life chasing the American dream."
(CNN) - No matter what happens to Hawaii's Daniel Inouye tonight in his re-election bid, this just kinda blows you away.
Hawaii has been a state for 51 years. Inouye has been Hawaii's senator for all but three of those 51 years.
Before that, he served as the new state's first congressman.
(CNN) - Looks like Oklahomans will not, repeat not, be subject to Sharia law anytime in the near future. Local media in the state, tonight, is reporting that ballot initiative SQ755, which bars state courts from using Islamic or international law, is on the path to approval– Yes votes outweighing Nos by more than two-to-one, with about 40-percent of the precincts in.
The outcome was never in doubt, but the measure's necessity was, and is. Constitutional scholars point out that Sharia law is religious law, and the first words of the First Amendment say, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
Still, the fact that it got on the ballot in the first place says a lot about what's on voters' minds.
(CNN) - W.C. Fields once said, when asked how he was doing, "All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."
Tonight the State Department released remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Talking about the election, she said President Obama would rather be in Kuala Lumpur than back in Washington.
(CNN) - ACORN, the community group from which a mighty oak of political controversy grew, announced it is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy by the close of business Tuesday. In March, it began bringing its national operations to a close.
New York (CNN) - The poll-worker had one of those 50-yard stares, and it was barely four in the afternoon. "This is the longest day of my life," she said, to no one in particular. I was her next customer and even before I was through the front door I was stuck– stumped.
"District?" the gatekeeper asked me. He was an older man, firmly planted at the folding bridge-table he shared at the door of the senior center on West 71st street.
"District?" repeated his female counterpart. "Uhhhhhhhh," I replied. "Your address, hun. Where do you live?" I told her. "District 39!" her colleague offered.