Republicans swept into a majority hold on the U.S. House of Representatives, with at least a 60-seat pick-up, and narrowed the Democratic margin in the U.S. Senate in the November 2 midterm elections. Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate, 51-47, with the Washington and Colorado Senate races having yet to be decided by press time. Republicans also picked up 10 or more governorships and majorities in 17 state legislative chambers. And California voters defeated a ballot measure, Proposition 19, to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

IslamThis is the third segment of a four-part interview with Rev. Elijah Abraham. (To see the first two segments, click here and here.) Rev. Abraham was born and raised as a Muslim in Iraq, but converted to Christianity when he found that Islam did not answer his most pressing religious questions. He was interviewed for The New American by James Heiser.

gavelMuch to the chagrin of gay rights activists, a federal appeals court ruled on November 1 that the military may maintain its "don't ask, don't tell" policy while the federal government appeals Judge Virginia Phillips' decision in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States. The appeals' ruling was made by a three-judge panel on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

A local Alaska radio host recently discovered that freedom of speech does in fact have limitations. Dan Fagan of KQFD, angered by Alaska incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski's decision to launch a write-in campaign after her defeat in the Alaskan GOP primaries by Tea Party favorite Joe Miller, allowed his radio show to become a platform for anti-Murkowski rhetoric.

The hard-core Left represented by members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the House of Representatives will survive essentially undamaged in today's mid-term elections.

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