Republicans vow to reduce size of government

2010-11-04 21:19

Republicans, fresh from capturing the House of Representatives have vowed to reduce the size of government.

Obama rues election 'shellacking'

2010-11-04 12:06

President Barack Obama has admitted he suffered a “shellacking” in mid-term elections, but would not concede the rout represents a massive repudiation of his transformative domestic agenda.

Obama blames election rout on economy

2010-11-03 22:22

US President Barack Obama would not concede that the election rout marked a massive repudiation of his agenda, but did shoulder the blame for voter frustration.

Obama wants to work with Republicans

2010-11-03 20:42

US President Barack Obama has said he looked forward to working with Republicans after their mid-term election triumph and admitted Americans were "deeply frustrated".

Clinton pledges to work with Republicans

2010-11-03 18:10

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has vowed to work with the new Republican-led House of Representatives.

Republicans: We're taking our govt back!

2010-11-03 15:51

Americans have awoken to a vastly different political landscape, with Republicans retaking the House of Representatives, while ultra-conservatives have claimed a "Tea Party tidal wave".

Key win for Democrats in Nevada

2010-11-03 11:54

US Senator Harry Reid has survived a ferocious battle from Tea Party star Sharron Angle and a huge Republican wave to win a fifth term in Nevada.

Bitter end for Pelosi

2010-11-03 11:49

Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to serve as US speaker of the House, appears out of a job after a short but productive four years in office.

Big wins for Republicans' Tea Party

2010-11-03 10:38

While Republicans have failed to capture the US Senate, the party managed to cut deeply into the Democrats majority and managed big wins in its ultra-conservative Tea Party branch.

Democrats win California governorship

2010-11-03 09:36

Democrat Jerry Brown has won the California governorship, defeating Republican rival Meg Whitman, who spent $140m on her campaign, and succeeding 'Governator' Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Latinos, blacks make big gains

2010-11-04 16:05

Minority lawmakers have had a groundbreaking year, picking up two governor's posts, and South Carolina has elected a black congressman.

Women lose ground in US congress

2010-11-04 10:55

The number of women in Congress is to fall for the first time in more than 30 years after a string of female losses in US mid-term elections.

Republicans take 10 governorships

2010-11-03 22:22

Republicans captured Democratic governorships in at least 10 states, including some prime presidential battlegrounds, and hoped for even more statehouse gains.

Boehner to tackle Obama healthcare

2010-11-03 19:07

House Republican Leader John Boehner is claiming a voter mandate to roll back the Obama administration's health care overhaul.

Voters voice distaste for tax hikes

2010-11-03 17:26

Voters in many US states made clear their dislike for tax hikes, voting to limit how their states may raise revenue and changing how some budget decisions are made.

Obama facing bleak political future

2010-11-03 13:23

US President Barack Obama is facing a bleak political landscape after voters punished Democrats and delivered a divided Congress in the mid-term elections.

Republican wins Obama's old seat

2010-11-03 11:50

President Barack Obama has suffered a significant symbolic defeat after Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois won Obama's old US Senate seat.

Democrats keep New York

2010-11-03 11:49

The Democratic Party has kept hold of the governor's office and the top prosecutor's job in the state of New York.

Black female first for Alabama

2010-11-03 10:36

Democrat Terri Sewell has become the first black woman to be elected to the House of Representatives from Alabama.

Who to watch in new US Congress

2010-11-03 09:11

US voters have shuffled the deck in Washington, bringing a fresh crop of officials to the halls of power - take a look at who they are.

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