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Find the latest results, news and debate on the 2014 midterm elections covering the Senate, House and Governors' races.

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, following his meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Seeking to head off a growing furor over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at Veterans Affairs hospitals are "dishonorable" and will be not be tolerated by his administration.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biggest losers … Big O, big government and big labor

By John Solomon - The Washington Times

Americans spoke with a vengeance on Election Day 2014. They no longer trust big government to solve their deepest worries. They're tired of the war on women narrative, too. They still want their economy fixed and don't mind their governors taking on public unions, either. Published November 5, 2014

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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Washington. Obama is holding an afternoon news conference Wednesday to share his take on the midterm election results after his party lost control of the Senate, and lost more turf in the GOP-controlled House, while putting a series of Democratic-leaning states under control of new Republican governors. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Humbled Obama tells voters: 'I hear you'

- The Washington Times

After a crushing defeat for Democrats in the midterm elections, President Obama told American voters Wednesday he understands their frustrations and is fully prepared to work with Republicans in Congress.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner casts his vote at VOA Park in West Chester, Ohio, on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cara Owsley)

House Republicans expand majority to near-historic size

- The Washington Times

The wave of GOP victories in elections Tuesday expanded the Republican majority in the House to near-record levels, sweeping out longtime Democratic incumbents in solid blue Northeast states and from some of the party's last vestiges in the South.

Virginia Republican Congressional candidate Barbara Comstock, right, celebrates with her husband Chip Comstock, at her election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Ashburn, Va. Comstock ran against democrat John Foust for the 10th Congressional District of Virginia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

‘War on Women’ a loser this time around

- The Washington Times

Republicans showed Tuesday they've solved Democrats' "war on women" attack, winning key races in Colorado, Virginia, Kentucky and Iowa where President Obama and his allies had hoped that message would help them overcome voter fatigue.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., hugs a volunteer holding a sign as she heads in to vote at the Town Hall in Madbury, NH,  Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.  Shaheen, a Democrat seeking a second term, faces Republican Scott Brown, who is seeking to represent a second state. Brown moved to New Hampshire last year after losing his U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts.  (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Jeanne Shaheen beats Scott Brown in New Hampshire

- The Washington Times

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday fended off a stiff challenge from Republican Scott Brown in New Hampshire, allowing Democrats to breath a sigh of relief in what otherwise was shaping up to be a bleak election night.

Jason Wright votes at a polling station at Eastern Market on election day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 4, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Marijuana legalization measure passes easily in D.C.

- The Washington Times

Marijuana legalization appeared on its way to passing easily at the polls in the District on Tuesday, putting the city at the vanguard of a nationwide movement that also saw Oregon and Alaska consider pro-pot initiatives on Election Day.

The biggest question mark on the Republican side is whether former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will run for president in 2016. (Associated Press)

Race for 2016 begins in earnest

- The Washington Times

After simmering throughout the 2014 primaries and general election, the feud between tea party and establishment Republicans is set to boil over in the next two years as both factions turn up the heat in the battle to be kingmakers for the GOP presidential nominee.

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Gov. Earl Long in 1959    Associated Press photo

Bipartisan good news on election eve

- The Washington Times

After the poll is over, after the break of morn, after the consultants' leaving, after the stars are gone; Many a heart is aching, if you could read them all — many the hopes that have vanished, after the poll.

Illustration on the importance of the 2014 midterm elections by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A voting opportunity of a lifetime

- The Washington Times

In the run-up to every election, Americans are told they must vote because "this election is the most important of our lifetime." Usually these words are spoken by candidates for whom every election is the most important of their lifetime — because they can be career-killers if they lose.