Washington (CNN) - Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is walking back remarks he made on conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh's show last month in which he called President Obama "one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times."
In an interview with CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer on the Situation Room, Issa initially said, 'It was a campaign and I make no bones about it - if I had to do it over again I'd have parsed my words a little more carefully."
Washington (CNN) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell might not have gotten the majority he was hoping for on Election day– but he is still found the results "satisfying."
"I'm going to be the leader of a much larger army and that's a much better problem to have," McConnell, of Kentucky, said in an interview on CNN's John King, USA.
(CNN) – Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele is crediting grassroots efforts and the involvement of state Republican Parties with fueling major GOP gains across the country, just hours after Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.
"It has been a long time coming since we've had this taste of victory in our mouths," Steele said in a conference call with reporters, adding that Republicans were "humbled" by the opportunity to govern again.
(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D- Nevada), who edged out Tea Party-backed Republican Sharron Angle to seal clinch his bid for reelection, says he is willing to work with Republican leaders in both houses and would consider 'tweaking' the health care bill if necessary.
In an interview with CNN's John Roberts on American Morning, Reid called for an end to campaign rhetoric and emphasized a need for bipartisan cooperation to create policies that will stabilize the economy.
(CNN) – In an election eve interview, Democratic National Committee Chairman and former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine remained upbeat about the Democrats' chances in what pollsters are predicting will be a tough midterm for the party that won big two years ago.
"We're seeing some of those tough predictions," Kaine told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer in an interview on The Situation Room. But, Kaine said "We believe we'll hold on to both houses."
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.
Today's featured district is:
Maryland's 1st – Democrat Frank Kratovil is defending his seat.
Primary: September 14, 2010
Where: The 1st Congressional District is located in Northeastern Maryland.
Days Until Election Day: 1
(CNN) - Frank Kratovil rode to victory on the Democratic wave that swept the nation during the elections in 2008.
(CNN) – A new survey suggests New York State Democrats in the top three races are holding steady to win big with voters on Election Day.
The Siena Research Institute survey of likely voters released Sunday confirms what other polls have suggested the past few days– that the New York Democrats running for the Senate and the governor's mansion continue to hold comfortable leads over their opponents ahead of Tuesday's elections.
Today's featured district is:
Louisiana's 2nd– Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao is seeking a second term
Where: The Second Congressional District is located in South Eastern Louisiana and is home to most of the city of New Orleans.
Days Until Election Day: 4
(CNN) – Freshman Republican Congressman Joseph Cao is facing a very tough reelection bid against Democratic candidate and Louisiana state representative Cedric Richmond, in a district Cao won by two percentage points in 2008.
(CNN) - Mobster and crook references aside, the Illinois Senate debate between Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk covered substantive policy issues, from their positions on the bank bailouts to the effectiveness of the stimulus bill.
The war in Afghanistan and the events leading up to the Iraq war were also a key issue in the debate, which was held at the Chicago Club in downtown Chicago.
(CNN) – It was 'Three's Company' in the final Florida Senate debate as Republican candidate Marco Rubio, Democratic candidate Rep. Kendrick Meek and independent candidate, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, met in Orlando one week before the election.
The dominant issues in the debate, which was moderated by NBC Meet the Press anchor David Gregory, were the housing crisis and a rousing conversation about the future of Social Security.