In the months before midterm elections, Republicans were highly critical of President Obama policies on the Islamic State, Iran sanctions and other challenges. How will the change in Congress affect U.S. policy abroad? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner. Continue reading
Even as a long midterm campaign season comes to a close, politicians don’t have much time to breathe before the race for the White House in 2016. With a new party in control of Congress, what will the next big race look like? Judy Woodruff speaks with Democrat strategist Jeff Link and Republican strategist Doug Heye for what both parties can expect. Continue reading
From the minimum wage to genetically modified food labeling, voters across the country got to decide on issues that will have direct impacts on their lives. Political editor Lisa Desjardins dissects some of last night’s winning and losing ballot initiatives. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — 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. Voters in Oregon and Alaska also … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well.
Last night was a huge night for Republicans. They took back the Senate, netting seven seats (so far); they could get up to 250 House seats when all the vote counting is completed, which would be the most seats for Republicans since 1931. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — America awoke to a new political dynamic Wednesday with sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republican leaders in Congress new muscle to check him. Continue reading
AUSTIN, Texas — And so it begins. 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. And by the end of the night, the GOP had claimed victories in Senate contests and governor races that will serve as a White House launch pad for the party’s most ambitious. Continue reading