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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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  • Boehner: GOP Ready To 'Roll Up Our Sleeves'
    Republicans won a majority in the U.S. House on Tuesday, and made a significant dent in the Democrats' majority in the Senate. On Wednesday, Republican John Boehner, who is likely to become House Speaker in January, said his party had a mandate to roll back some of the president's biggest policy initiatives.
  • Obama: Midterm Election Was A 'Shellacking'
    At the White House on Wednesday, President Obama acknowledged that he'd taken a "shellacking" in Tuesday's midterm elections. NPR's Robert Siegel and Michele Norris tell us what else the president had to say.
  • Illinois Sen. Durbin Weighs In On Midterm Results
    NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, about Tuesday's elections.
  • Labor Dept. Asks Court To Close Massey Mine In Ky.
    The Labor Department took an unprecedented step against a coal mine on Wednesday, claiming that persistently dangerous conditions at Freedom Energy Mine No. 1 require an immediate shutdown and a judge's intervention. Case documents say the Kentucky mine "has a high-risk level for a fatal accident."
  • Boehner: From Leadership To 'Backwater' And Back
    Ohio Rep. John Boehner -- who is expected to become the next speaker of the House after Republicans swept to control in Tuesday's election -- has outlasted some of the biggest names in the Republican Party's 10-year roller-coaster ride through changing leadership.
  • A Review Of The Midterm Elections
    NPR's Michele Norris talks to our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the results of the midterm elections.
  • Putin's Long Reach Grips Russia's Provinces
    Far downriver from Moscow's affluence, the struggling Volga River city of Saratov is trying to catch up. For some, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's pervasive and all-powerful party is helping to provide solutions. For many others, it's part of the problem.
  • Jerry Bock, Composer of 'Fiddler on the Roof' and 'Fiorello!,' Has Died
    The composer best-known for the sad, catchy music for 'Fiddler on the Roof' has died.
  • Obama Faces A New Political Reality
    After what he called a "shellacking" of his Democratic Party in Tuesday's midterm elections, President Obama says he's reflecting on what he might have done differently over the past two years. In a news conference Wednesday, the president offered to work together with newly empowered Republicans in Congress, but he acknowledged it won't be easy.
  • Dick Armey On GOP Gains, Tea Party
    NPR's Michele Norris talks to former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey. Armey was one of the architects of the Republican takeover of Congress in the 1990s -- a political movement known as the Republican Revolution. Though he retired from Congress in 2002, he has remained a political force in Washington through his nonprofit organization dedicated to organizing around a conservative, anti-tax, small government agenda. Armey's group, called FreedomWorks, helped elect several Tea Party candidates.

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