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November 2012 Elections

A Tale of Two States: Hurricane Sandy's Toll on Voting

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Recently, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Schumer, approved the Elections Preparedness Requires Early Planning , which would require each state to develop contingency plans to address emergencies or natural disasters that threaten to disrupt the administration of federal elections.

Adam Carlson

Dems Make Hopeful Gains In House | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Democrats retained the White House and the Senate on Tuesday night, but they fell about 18 seats short (give or take a few still-undecided races) of w...

Dems Hold Senate, May Expand Majority

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

BY DAVID LAWDER, REUTERS Democrats kept control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, taking over hotly contested Republican seats in Massachusetts ...

Democrats Expand Grip On Senate

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

BY TOM RAUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Represen...

GOP Retains Control Of House

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

* Boehner warns against raising U.S. tax rates * New House of Representatives may look much like the old House * Tea Pa...

GOP Keeps Control Of House

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republicans recaptured control of the House early Wednesday, besting Democrats in a billion-dolla...

Democrats Retain Senate Control On Election Night

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in ...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Hold On To The Senate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats defended their Senate majority Tuesday night, beating Republicans in the swing contests and trouncing the Tea Party in a pair ...

Republicans Retain Control Of House

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Republicans will remain the majority party in the House of Representatives, NBC and CNN projected on Tuesday night. Going into Election Day, the GO...

House GOP Defends Majority From Democrats

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Hardly anybody likes Congress. Yet despite public disgust with the gridlock between lawmakers and...

Adam Carlson

17 Senate Races To Watch | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Democrats currently hold a 53 to 47 majority in the Senate, including two independents that caucus with them. After gaining six seats in the 2010 midt...

Adam Carlson

20 House Races To Watch | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Republicans made historic gains in the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterm elections, wresting 63 seats away from Democrats and winning a cle...

GOP Strategist Warns Of 'Ticking Time Bombs'

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The 2012 Senate elections are finally here, as well as hundreds of House races across the country. For all of the money being poured into the contests...

Senate Elections 2012: Democrats Fight To Prevent Republicans From Retaking Control

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The Senate elections in 2012 could result in a shift in party control in the upper congressional chamber. Democrats are looking to prevail over Rep...

PHOTOS: Women In The U.S. Senate

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

With 33 seats up for grabs on Tuesday, the composition of the U.S. Senate stands to add several female voices. Of the 18 women vying to retain or ...

GOP Mission Goes Awry Leaving Dem Opportunity

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Nov 6 (Reuters) - A year ago, Republicans seemed headed toward capturing the U.S. Senate, now controlled by Democrats by a 53-47 margin. ...

Tea Party Faces Challenge After Wave

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Nov 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives has experienced three consecutive "wave" elections in which more than 20 seats changed hands, wi...

Adam Carlson

Republicans Still Favored To Retain Majority In The House | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the Democrats lost 63 House seats to Republicans in the 2010 midterm elections, it seemed likely that they would gain back some of...

GOP's High House Prospects Carry Hefty Price Tag

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — You can do a lot with a billion dollars – but still not change much. This Election Day, it's likely to produce another Republ...