US midterm elections 2014 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US midterm elections 2014


Obama digs in even as he vows to work with Republicans

Nov 06, 2014 - 7:50 AM

Instead of providing a direct mea culpa for the election losses Obama notes that Americans of all stripes have grown frustrated with Washington and as president they rightly hold me accountable to do more to make it work properly

US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during a press conference in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

New Republican Congress could counter Obama on Iran

Nov 06, 2014 - 12:12 AM

Aside from the war against the Islamic State IS group in Iraq and Syria Tehran s nuclear program is undoubtedly the top foreign policy issue before Congress

Ella Duane, 9, waits under the booth as her mother Laura Duane votes at the Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 04 November 2014. Mark Lyon/EPA

After losing Congress, Obama must re-energize presidency

Nov 05, 2014 - 2:37 PM

The US leader is saddled with an image problem and must show Americans he still has projects he can accomplish and battles he can win

US President Barack Obama at an event at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in Washington, DC, USA, 17 October 2014. Olivier Douliery/Pool/EPA

First black senator elected in US South since Civil War era

Nov 05, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Tim Scott 49 was expected to easily win the historic vote after having been appointed un elected to the post in 2012 when the previous senator stepped down

Tim Scott in a post-election gathering in South Carolina. Image courtesy Tim Scott for Senator campaign

New York voters elect youngest woman to US Congress

Nov 05, 2014 - 12:49 PM

30 year old Elise Stefanik a former White House aide to president George W Bush won New York s upstate 21st district beating her Democrat challenger film producer Aaron Woolf

Elise Stefanik. Image courtesy Elise for Congress campaign

Pot hits new ballot high, as America votes

Nov 05, 2014 - 11:52 AM

UPDATED Ballots were held on issues ranging from gay marriage to bear baiting on the sidelines of midterm polls

File photo by EPA/Abir Sultan

Another George Bush wins an election in Texas

Nov 05, 2014 - 11:45 AM

The 38 year old George P Bush cruises to victory for the post of land commissioner which administers public lands and oversees lucrative mineral rights for oil and gas in Texas

George Prescott Bush, grandson of President George H.W. Bush, participates in a ceremony at the World War II Memorial, September 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

#USvote 2014: Democratic disaster as Republicans win US Senate

Nov 05, 2014 - 10:31 AM

UPDATED Riding a wave of public frustration Republicans seize at least 7 seats from Senate Democrats to claim the majority in both chambers of Congress for the first time since 2006

Supporters of U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) in Arkansas hold American flags during an election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

US Republicans eye Senate control in midterm vote

Nov 05, 2014 - 7:06 AM

Polls suggest Republicans are on course to win the 6 Senate seats they would need to gain control of both chambers of Congress for the first time since 2006

A woman exits a polling station on November 4, 2014 in Westport, Connecticut. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

#USvote: Republicans eye US Senate, but result may wait

Nov 04, 2014 - 7:32 AM

Americans may still have to wait until December or even 2015 to learn who controls the chamber

UNDER REPAIR, LIKE CONGRESS ITSELF? Cocooned in scaffolding, the US Capitol dome is seen in a reflecting pool on October 28, 2014 in Washington, DC as it undergoes its first comprehensive repairs in more than half a century a century. Paul J. Richards/AFP