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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking to the media during a news conference in the East Room a day after Democrats lost the US Senate Majority, November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘The American People Sent A Message’

President Barack Obama responded to Republicans’ newfound majorities in both chambers of Congress by saying he “looks forward” to finding any and all overlaps between the agenda of GOP leaders and his administration – but stopped short of saying he will alter plans for immigration reform, health care or minimum wage.

11/05/2014

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) celebrates with his wife Elaine Chao at his election night event November 4, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. McConnell defeated Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

McConnell: ‘The Senate Needs To Be Fixed’

Sen. Mitch McConnell, the probable next Senate Majority Leader, believes “the Senate needs to be fixed.”

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

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Sen. Rand Paul Mocks ‘Hillary’s Losers’ On Facebook

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is mocking Democratic Senate candidates who lost in Tuesday’s midterm elections by calling them “Hillary’s losers.”

11/05/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

GOP Picks Up 4 Senate Seats As Daines Takes Montana

Republicans have picked up four of the six seats they need for a Senate majority, while Louisiana’s hard-fought Senate race is headed to a runoff.

11/04/2014

Sen. Mitch McConnell waves to the crowd on Aug. 29, 2012 during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mitch McConnell’s Pitch: Make Me Majority Leader

With public polls showing Sen. Mitch McConnell leading his Democratic challenger Allison Lundergan Grimes, the Republican leader focused on another prize in his final pitch to voters Monday: becoming Senate majority leader.

11/03/2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks during his weekly news conference March 26, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Boehner Confident GOP Will Gain Senate Majority

House Speaker John Boehner is expressing confidence that his fellow Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate and build on their House majority.

11/03/2014

Mitt Romney Talks

Romney: ‘This Is Really The Last Chance For America To Pass Judgment On The Obama Administration’

Claiming new momentum 48 hours before polls open across America, Republicans on Sunday assailed President Barack Obama in a final weekend push to motivate voters as Democrats deployed their biggest stars to help preserve an endangered Senate majority.

11/03/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on the Canadian Parliament shooting after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Oct. 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ben Stein: Obama ‘Is The Most Racist President There Has Ever Been’

Economist Ben Stein believes the White House is playing the race card in an effort to get African-Americans to vote against Republicans.

11/03/2014

Jeb Bush Speaking

Jeb Bush Swipes At Hillary Clinton In Colorado

Political analysts are predicting another Bush/Clinton presidential contest in 2016.

10/29/2014

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