Republicans stunned in several governor's races, winning in a number of reliably Democratic states.
Republicans won a wave election on Tuesday night, taking control of the Senate and picking up seats in the House as well as key governor's races. Now they set about the task of governing.
Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire on the political scene.
Speaking one day after his party lost control of the Senate to the Republican Party, President Obama says he's not "mopey" over the trouncing Democrats endured, saying he's energized.
One day after GOP candidates gave their party control of both chambers of Congress, Senate Majority Leader-elect Mitch McConnell holds a news conference.
Results are not final in a number of congressional races.
Voters in Colorado and Oregon rejected measures to require labels on foods produced with genetic engineering. Meanwhile, voters in Maui, Hawaii, approved a moratorium on GMO crops.
Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota overwhelmingly approved minimum-wage hikes. Illinois voters approved a non-binding wage-hike referendum. Recreational pot was approved in Oregon.
Colorado has a new Senator: Republican Cory Gardner, who defeated incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall. Gardner talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about his priorities.
It's the first time a city in the energy-friendly state has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing. The vote is likely to face legal challenges.
While more than half of U.S. states have contemplated similar GMO legislation, the only one that has come close to requiring a label is Vermont.
Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota talks to Steve Inskeep about Tuesday's election results, and where Senate Democrats go from here now that Republicans have won control of the body.
In 2006, President Bush's Republicans took a "thumpin.' " Four years later, President Obama's Democrats saw "a shellacking." So what do you call the damage done to Obama and his party last night?
The GOP scored major victories in the midterm elections. The wins reshape the political dynamic in Washington and complicate the legislative agenda for President Obama's final two years in office.
There are few things more satisfying than being a Republican in the great state of Texas. At the Moody Theater in Austin, Republican victors declared, when it comes to Texas, nothing's better.
While Kansas is typically a deeply conservative red state, this year two of the party's leaders found themselves in fights for their political lives — and they won.
The GOP picked up the seats needed to retake control of the Senate and then some — with major victories in North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado and Arkansas. They also added to their margin in the House.
Republicans have picked up the seats they need to control the U.S. Senate. They even added to their margin in the U.S. House. David Greene talks to Rep. David Schweikert, a Republican from Arizona.
Across the country, many voter initiatives were on the ballots. Minimum wage questions were on ballots in five states. In addition, three states and the District of Columbia voted on marijuana issues.
Thirty-six governors were on the ballot Tuesday. Florida's Rick Scott, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Kansas' Sam Brownback were among the Republicans who won despite stiff challenges by Democrats.