J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Republican Party Time

Like so many before him, Mitch McConnell promised an end to dysfunction as the next Senate majority leader.
Carolyn Kaster/AP

Dems' Fighting Words

Even before all the ballots are cast, Harry Reid's top aide has unleashed his fury against the White House. But the outgoing majority leader is sticking around for Obama's final two years.
Republican Party of West Virginia, via James Fallows

Vote Early and Often!

"Don't vote—it just encourages them," the old saw used to go. Au contraire. Even-lower turnout is about the only thing that could make our terrible election system worse.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Mitch McConnell, on the Brink

The Kentucky Republican is poised to take control of a new Senate majority Tuesday, but he remains remote and inscrutable.
Ross D. Franklin/AP

Latino Voters' Wrenching Choice

Abandoned by Democrats and shunned by Republicans, many Hispanics don't see why they should vote this year. In Colorado, they could decide the election.
Darhil Crooks/The Atlantic

Not That Kind of Republican

Colorado's Cory Gardner may have found a way to turn a blue state red by co-opting Democrats' tactics—and their message.