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The Democratic Debacle -- and What It Means

America has seen tidal wave off-year elections before (three, in fact, in the past 16 years). But what was epic about the glub-glub election of 2010 is that even with months of warning most imperiled...

Republicans Sweep the House

Two years after the historic election of Barack Obama, Republicans rebounded Tuesday night and gained control of the House of Representatives with a dominant showing in the 2010 midterm elections. A...

Republican Robert Hurt Defeats Tom Perriello in Virginia's 5th District

In Virginia's 5th Congressional District, incumbent freshman Democrat Tom Perriello, elected in 2008 as part of the Barack Obama wave, was defeated by Virginia state Sen. Robert Hurt whose campaign...

GOP Wave of Change Hits House; Republicans Also Gain Governorships

Republicans catapulted back into relevance and power Tuesday, taking majority control of the House and winning governorships all over the country. Democrats fell in dozens of House races as voters...

Virginia House: Krystal Ball's Longshot Run Against GOP Rep. Rob Wittman

STAFFORD, Va. -- In the final week of a U.S. House race he is expected to win in a walk, Rep. Rob Wittman spent some time greeting voters in his Yorktown campaign office. Not to be confused with the...

Virginia Candidate Krystal Ball Angry Over Posting of Racy Photos

Memo to would-be candidates for public office: beware of costume parties, especially when cameras are snapping away. Krystal Ball (yes, her real name), a Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia,...

NRA Backs Pro-Gun-Rights Democrats Over Republicans in Some Key Races

Help for some imperiled Democrats is coming from a place where many of the party faithful might least expect it -- the National Rifle Association, sworn foe of the gun-control cause. The NRA, a...


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