Although Democrats picked up 28 seats in the U.S. House in the midterm elections, eleven races have yet to be decided — some remain mired in recounts while others are still waiting on absentee ballots. A reporter updates the races in play. Continue reading
Scholars discuss how history will view the events of the week, from the Democratic takeover of Congress to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation in response to the administration’s handling of the Iraq war. Continue reading
Democrats counted the gains that returned them to power in Congress on the day after Tuesday’s midterm elections. The NewsHour’s Congressional Correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the Democrats’ dominance as part of a special NewsHour series of election year reports – Choices ’06.
Democrat Bob Casey Jr., son of a popular former governor, defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, a much-watched race that had much to do with Santorum’s staunch support of President Bush. Continue reading
Democrats need a net gain of 15 seats currently held by Republicans to win control of the House. The senior political editor for The Cook Report discusses the chances of a switch in power.
With the midterm elections less than a week away, polls show that voters support a change of U.S. strategy in Iraq and favor Democrats on a generic ballot. Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center discusses what Americans want on Election Day. Continue reading
High-profile appearances and low-blow campaigning play prominently in Pennsylvania’s 8th District where Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick is trying to defend his seat from political newcomer Patrick Murphy. Continue reading
As the October death toll of U.S. troops in Iraq reached 96, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said more weaponry would be needed to handle the situation. Sen. Jack Reed, a Democrat on the Armed Services Committee who just returned from Iraq, discusses the situation. Continue reading
Following the leak of the National Intelligence Estimate, a report from U.S. intelligence agencies that found the Iraq war is fueling Islamic radicalism and emboldening terrorists, Democrats reiterated the call for a new plan in Iraq. A CIA veteran discusses the report. Continue reading