11:51 AM, Nov 14, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Jeff Sessions wants Congress to stop the "president's unlawful executive amnesty." And he believes that's precisely why "Voters sent Congress a Republican majority."
Rep. Mike Coffman’s recipe for victory. Nov 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11 • By FRED BARNES
Republican representative Mike Coffman of Colorado was the No. 1 target for defeat by House Democrats in 2014. Making matters worse, he had been gerrymandered out of his solidly Republican district and was opposed by the most impressive candidate Democrats could recruit. His future as a congressman did not look bright. Yet he was reelected.
How did he do it? He learned to speak Spanish.
10:46 AM, Nov 13, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
House speaker John Boehner told President Obama at a White House meeting last Friday to give the House "one more chance" to pass a bill on immigration. Boehner referenced this conversation at the House Republican conference meeting Thursday morning, according to sources in the room.
5:01 PM, Nov 12, 2014 • By BARRY CASSELMAN
Following the 2014 elections, Congressman John Kline remains the major and senior elected figure in the Minnesota Republican party. The powerful chairman of the House education committee, he will be a central figure in the reform measures ahead to improve the nation’s faltering public school systems.
12:13 PM, Nov 12, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Dan Sullivan of Alaska has defeated incumbent Democrat Mark Begich in one of the country's last outstanding Senate races. According to the New York Times, Sullivan has a nearly 8,000-vote lead, winning 49 percent of the vote to Begich's 46 percent.
The race between Begich and Sullivan had been too close to call in Alaska, where ballot results from the far-flung parts of the state can often take days and weeks to be counted.
5:59 PM, Nov 10, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona is pushing his Republican colleagues to try to block the president from using executive action on immigration, but his plan is likely to hit strong resistance from House leaders.
States, not just senators, will check and balance the administration. Nov 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10 • By ADAM J. WHITE
Tuesday’s elections reinforced constitutional checks and balances against the Obama administration’s excesses, but not just in the most obvious way. For all the attention rightly paid to the new Senate majority, there’s another important set of newly elected officials who may soon push back against federal overreach: state attorneys general.
11:28 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Thom Tillis is projected to win his close race for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, beating incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan. The Associated Press reports:
11:25 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Joni Ernst, a Republican state senator, has won her race for the U.S. Senate in Iowa against three-term Democratic congressman Bruce Braley, Fox News projects.
Ernst will be the first woman to represent Iowa in either house of Congress. She is also an officer in the Iowa National Guard and an Iraq war veteran.
Braley was hoping to succeed retiring Democrat Tom Harkin, who had held the seat since 1985.
10:47 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican David Perdue has won his race for the U.S. Senate in Georgia against Democrat Michelle Nunn, CNN projects. Perdue is expected to win more than 50 percent of the vote, meaning the race will not have to proceed to a runoff.
Nunn, the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, was considered one of the Democratic party's top recruits in a year that was otherwise expected to be good for Republicans. She and Perdue are both first-time candidates. Perdue, a businessman, is the cousin of former Republican governor Sonny Perdue.
9:59 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Cory Gardner is projected to beat incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in Colorado's U.S. Senate race.
Gardner is a two-term House member from the state's eastern prairie region, while Udall is a former longtime congressman who won his Senate seat in 2008.
Gardner is the first Republican to win statewide in Colorado since 2002.
9:46 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy will continue their race for the U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana in a December runoff, NBC News projects. Cassidy, a congressman from Baton Rouge, leads the incumbent Landrieu, but neither candidate will earn 50 percent of the vote. Under Louisiana's jungle primary laws, the winning candidate must receive a majority of the vote.
9:06 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Barbara Comstock of Virginia has won her race for the U.S. House, beating Democrat John Foust.
Comstock wins the seat currently held by her former boss, longtime Republican congressman Frank Wolf. A state delegate in the Virginia legislature, Comstock was criticized by her opponent and his allies for never having a "real job."
8:49 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Jeanne Shaheen, the incumbent Democratic senator from New Hampshire, has won her race against Republican Scott Brown, ABC News projects.
Shaheen faced a challenge from Brown, the former Massachusetts senator who had been born in New Hampshire. A popular former governor, Shaheen appears to have hung on to her seat despite the unpopularity of President Obama.