Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout

Nov 10, 2014

Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout

U.S. President Barack Obama has taken responsibility for his party’s crushing defeat in last week’s midterm elections, he said in comments broadcast Sunday. The president had previously stopped short of explicitly shouldering the blame for his Democratic Party’s drubbing at the polls on Nov. ...

Christie, McAuliffe, de Blasio win in off-year U.S. vote

Nov 6, 2013

Christie, McAuliffe, de Blasio win in off-year U.S. vote

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a possible Republican presidential candidate, was easily re-elected in one of the key races in the United States’ off-year elections Tuesday. Republicans narrowly lost the governor’s seat in Virginia, while New Yorkers elected a liberal Democrat to succeed billionaire ...

Boehner's control of his caucus slipping

Oct 16, 2013

Boehner's control of his caucus slipping

Republican House Speaker John Boehner started Tuesday with a last-ditch attempt to exert control over his restive caucus, proposing a new plan to open the government and raise the U.S. debt ceiling in an effort to give Republicans a bit of leverage. But as ...