Two days before Tuesday's midterm elections, Republicans appear poised to capture control of the House and are likely to make substantial gains in the Senate, an outcome that could dramatically alter the balance of power in Washington, according to a Washington Post analysis of competitive seats across the country.
Feingold appears on the brink of going down in a national tide that's blind to distinction. Infuriatingly to the Wisconsin Democrat, he's been painted not as a leftist – the usual attack against him – but as, of all things, a Washington insider.
Financing Tea Party candidates and rallying the Tea Party faithful, Mr. DeMint has established himself as an alternate power center in Washington. And his rapid ascent has spawned a parlor game: what does Jim DeMint want?