Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the leadership elections in Congress including Speaker of the House-elect Nancy Pelosi's support for Rep. John Murtha for House majority leader as well as the possible landscape for the 2008 Presidential campaign.
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.
The newly elected members of the House had their freshman photograph taken Tuesday on Capitol Hill, while Senate Democrats elected their new leaders. Expert analyze the upcoming changes in the House and Senate.
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…
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.
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…
By PBS NewsHour
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.
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…
By PBS NewsHour
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.
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