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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
The conclusion to one of the country's most competitive House races arrived Wednesday afternoon, placing Democrat and newcomer Patrick Murphy over Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania's 8th District.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Under fire from Democrats and a growing number of Republicans for the way the war in Iraq has been conducted, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld resigned Wednesday, a day after Democrats scored major electoral victories.
In one of the nation's most closely watched races, 10-term Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., edged past former Westport First Selectwoman Diane Farrell, D-Conn., to win Connecticut's 4th District.
Early Wednesday, the Democrats had enough seats in the House to push the Republicans out of the majority -- a development many experts attributed to doubts about President Bush and the U.S. occupation in Iraq.
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.
Despite a bruising Republican primary and an onslaught of Democratic heavyweights campaigning for his opponent, former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker edged to victory Tuesday in the race for Tennessee Senate.
In the closely watched Ohio Senate race, Democratic challenger Rep. Sherrod Brown defeated two-term Republican Sen. Mike DeWine.
Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey kept his seat Tuesday in a race intensely watched to determine which party will control the Senate.
Sheldon Whitehouse, the former state attorney general of Rhode Island, unseated Lincoln Chafee Tuesday in what became an extremely tight Senate race.
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