House Democrats elected Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., as majority leader over Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., and formally nominated Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as House speaker. Two lawmakers discuss the election results and plans for the upcoming Congress. Continue reading
Gen. John Abizaid, the top American commander in the Middle East, testified at Senate and House hearings Wednesday and said that imposing a firm timetable for withdrawal from Iraq would hurt efforts by U.S. commanders to manage the war. Continue reading
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
Party leaders think that the Pennsylvania House races may hold the key to who takes control of the House. Gwen Ifill reports on the final hours of three campaigns in the Philadelphia suburbs. 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.
After months of negative ads and bitter campaign literature, two-term Republican Rep. Jim Gerlach and Democratic challenger for the House Lois Murphy remain deadlocked in a critical suburban Philadelphia district. Continue reading
Reverberations of the e-mail scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., can be felt as far as Ohio’s 18th District contest, where Republican state Sen. Joy Padgett is running against Democrat Zack Space. Continue reading