The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
Rep. Michele Bachmann toughed out a close victory in Minnesota early Wednesday, while President Obama and Sen. Amy Klobuchar breezed to wins, results showed.
The parties that were in power in the U.S. Congress before Tuesday's elections remain the parties in power, but with a few new faces.
The U.S. House of Representatives will remain dominated by Republicans, results of Tuesday's congressional elections showed.
Democrats hope to cut into, if not outright overcome, the 241 U.S. House seats now occupied by Republicans.
President Obama ratcheted back many of his proposals once faced with a deeply divided Washington he pledged to change while a candidate, memos indicate.
The company responsible for an oil pipeline leak in Michigan may have compromised the legal rights of residents evacuated from the spill area, lawmakers allege.
Rail safety advocates say they'll push for laws requiring new safety technology they say could have prevented last week's deadly Los Angeles train wreck.
U.S. senators in Washington have sidestepped a rule that would allow FedEx workers greater access to unions, policy observers said.
The death of an airline mechanic and immunity granted pilots for alleged mistakes that led to it are under investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives.