Ten new faces will join the Senate in January -- eight Democrats, one Republican and one independent. Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Bob Corker of Tennessee discuss what they intend to bring to Congress.
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.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned Wednesday, a day after Democrats won control of the House and several more Senate seats. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the election, Rumsfeld's resignation and expectations for the next Congress.
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…
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Democrat Ed Perlmutter won his bid for Colorado's 7th District seat Tuesday, beating his Republican opponent Rick O'Donnell and bringing home a much hoped for victory for the Democratic Party.
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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.
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Colorado's 7th District Democratic candidate Ed Perlmutter got a boost from his party Tuesday when fellow Democrat Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois came to town to campaign on his behalf.
Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the continuing troubles in Iraq and their effect on midterm elections, poll numbers that show public disapproval with Congress, and Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's potential presidential run in 2008.
The coastal 22nd district in Florida is the setting for a midterm election battle, where Democratic challenger Ron Klein is using President Bush's handling of the Iraq war to his advantage against 26-year Republican congressman Clay Shaw.
A recent Wall Street Journal poll shows Congress' approval ratings at its lowest point in 14 years. With midterm elections nearing, public disapproval of the GOP-led Congress may have heavy costs for Republican candidates. Two experts discuss the public's views.
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