American voters have delivered a sour warning to President Barack Obama just two years after he celebrated his election in front of a roaring crowd -- forget the change agenda and connect with the people.
Republicans grabbed the steering wheel of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday,but weren't expected to get out of the driveway when it comes to restraining Wall Street reforms and fixing housing finance.
Voters disenchanted at unemployment swept Republicans into control of the House of Representatives,yet left the Senate in Democratic hands.
A California ballot measure that sought to suspend the state's landmark global warming law failed at the polls on Tuesday,marking a big victory for environmentalists and the growing alternative energy sector.
Dealing a body blow to President Barack Obama,US voters frustrated over his economic policies today delivered a stunning defeat to his Democratic Party handing control of the House of Representatives to opposition Republicans,who also made big gains in the powerful Senate.
Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday,losing six seats but winning key races in Nevada,West Virginia and California.
Political gridlock is supposed to be good for business. If bickering lawmakers can't agree on anything,the thinking goes,they can't pass laws and regulations that make the economy worse.
Republicans rode a wave of voter discontent and conservative outrage to capture a House of Representatives majority from President Barack Obama's Democrats on Tuesday,surging toward historic gains and ending the Democrats' reign after just four years.
Republicans on Tuesday captured governorships that had been held by Democrats in at least 10 states,including some key presidential battlegrounds,and hoped for even more statehouse gains.
Republican Mark Kirk has captured the Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama,dealing an embarrassing blow to Democrats.
Sen. Daniel Inouye has won a ninth term after coasting to victory over a Republican with little money or name recognition.
Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer has ridden a wave of support for the state's controversial illegal immigration law to defeat her Democratic challenger.
California voters have returned Democrat Jerry Brown to the governor's office 28 years after he left it.
Former Rep. John Kasich has defeated Gov. Ted Strickland in Ohio and given Republicans control of a state considered crucial to the 2012 presidential election.
Pat Toomey,the conservative Republican whose popularity scared Arlen Specter out of the Republican Party,was elected to the longtime U.S. senator's seat Tuesday in one of the most hotly contested races in the nation.
Democrat Barbara Boxer has won her fourth term in the U.S. Senate,dashing Republican hopes of removing the liberal icon with a strong challenge from former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina.
A Wisconsin businessman Ron Johnson who sought support from the tea party has toppled one of the Senate's most prominent liberals.
Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden has won a third full term in office,easily fending off a challenge from a Republican political newcomer who self-financed most of his own campaign.
Republican Jon Runyan,the former pro football lineman,has declared victory over Democrat John Adler in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District,returning the post to the party that had long controlled it.
Republican U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao,the first Vietnamese-American congressman,has lost the election in his New Orleans-area district,a rare seat that Democrats were able to snatch from the Republicans.
Rep. Barney Frank,a favorite target of conservatives,is going back to Washington for a 16th term after beating back one of the toughest re-election campaigns of his nearly three decades in the House of Representatives.
Voters have elected South Carolina's first woman governor in the from of Rep. Nikki Haley.
Democrat Terri Sewell has become the first black woman to be elected to the House of Representatives from Alabama.
Republican Dan Benishek has won the race to succeed veteran Democrat Bart Stupak in Congress.
Republican Austin Scott has defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall in middle Georgia's 8th District. Marshall,a four-term congressman from Macon,was ousted in Tuesday's elections amid a tide of Republican gains in Congress.