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GOP Congress to Weigh Legal Pot in D.C.

The national marijuana legalization debate is moving into the backyard of a Republican-controlled Congress, now that the District of Columbia has voted to legalize growing, possessing and sharing small amounts of pot.

11/05/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answers questions following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Reid Plans To Remain Dem Senate Leader In Next Congress

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will seek to lead the Democrats in the next Congress as they hand over the majority to Republicans.

11/05/2014

McConnell Agrees To 'Bourbon Summit' Invitation From Obama  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Presidential Historian: ‘I Think The Final Two Years Will Be A Period Of Expanded Executive Power’

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is poised to take over as majority leader of the next Senate after easily winning what was billed as a tough re-election race. Now his GOP will try to set the agenda in the final two years of Democrat Barack Obama’s presidency.

11/05/2014

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks at U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) election night event on Nov. 4, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. (credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Paul: Dems’ Midterm Struggles Represent ‘An Epic Failure Of The Clintons’

Even before the polls had closed on Election Day, Republicans had shifted their focus to 2016 and the party’s top target: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

11/05/2014

House Votes In Favor Of Keystone Oil Pipeline With Unanimous GOP Support  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boehner: ‘Not A Time For Celebration’

House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are “humbled” by the results of the midterm elections. In a statement, he says it’s “not a time for celebration.”

11/05/2014

File photo of Sen. Mitch McConnell. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republicans Take Senate After Sen. Hagan Becomes Third Dem Incumbent To Lose

The Republicans now control both chambers of Congress.

11/04/2014

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GOP 1 Seat Away From Senate Control As Gardner Defeats Udall

Another Democratic incumbent senator falls.

11/04/2014

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) prepares to vote at Madbury Town Hall with husband Bill November 4, 2014 in Madbury, New Hampshire. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Dems Keep NH Senate Seat As Shaheen Defeats Brown

Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen defeated Republican challenger Scott Brown on Tuesday, winning a second term and blocking his return to Washington from a second state.

11/04/2014

Republicans Only Need 3 More Senate Seats To Take Control As Rounds Wins South Dakota

Republicans are halfway there in their fight to win control of the Senate.

11/04/2014

More than a third of those who voted for a Republican House candidate were dissatisfied or angry with GOP leaders in Congress; a quarter of Democratic voters upset with President Obama. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Exit Poll: Party Leaders A Drag On Both Sides

More than a third of those who voted for a Republican House candidate were dissatisfied or angry with GOP leaders in Congress; a quarter of Democratic voters upset with President Obama.

11/04/2014

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