Washington voters legalize marijuana

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Washington voters legalized recreational pot use on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with a federal government that backs the drug's prohibition. Initiative 502 sets up a more…

GOP Senate takeover falls short

by Drew Zahn -- At the beginning of the night, Republicans needed a net pick-up of at least four seats to turn a 53-47 deficit in the upper chamber of Congress into more…

U.S. House staying in GOP hands

by Bob Unruh -- Republicans blew Democrats out of the water during the 2010 midterm elections for the U.S. House on the strength of powerful tea party reaction to Barack Obama's heavy more…

Michele Bachmann squeaks by in Minnesota

by Dave Tombers -- Tea-party advocate U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., was declared the winner by the Associated Press with 98 percent of precincts reporting. She led Democratic Farm Labor Party millionaire more…

RFK's grandson to replace Barney Frank

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fox News) The dream lives on for another Kennedy. Joseph Kennedy III, the 32-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, carried the family torch to victory Tuesday when he more…

Notes on an election scorecard

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON – Exit polls showed Hurricane Sandy was a big issue for Barack Obama voters. Presumably this means they believe the hurricane was caused by catastrophic, man-made climate more…

Akin falls short in Missouri

by -NO AUTHOR- -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican challenging Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, for her seat in Washington, fell short in his bid tonight, 55 percent to 39 more…

Voters in 2 states 1st to back same-sex marriage

by -NO AUTHOR- -- While Barack Obama's re-election drew the spotlight Tuesday night, causes championed by his Democratic Party also made history gains in statewide initiatives. Maryland and Maine became the first more…

Warren pushes Brown out of Kennedy Senate seat

by Michael Carl -- Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren apparently has pushed Republican Scott Brown out of the U.S. Senate long held by Ted Kennedy that he occupied during a special election in more…