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(CNN) – Senator-elect Cory Gardner defeated incumbent Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, Tuesday, a victory that helped the GOP clinch control of the U.S. Senate.
Udall's campaign was criticized for being too focused on women's reproductive rights.
"The senator made a mistake of not addressing more issues in his campaign," Gardner said of his opponent.
"We spent a lot of time talking to voters about a lot of issues. We ran a TV commercial saying that our campaign, this campaign should aim higher. We talked about growing our economy. We talked about energy, and we talked about the environment, and education," said Gardner.
The Colorado Republican also said once he gets to Washington, he will support Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, for majority leader.
For more of our interview with Senator-elect Cory Gardner, check out the video above.
(CNN) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding an investigation into Honda this week. Government officials say the car company was made aware of the deadly malfunction of exploding airbags as early as 2004, but didn't issue recalls for four years.
Honda has already recalled of millions of cars equipped with the faulty safety gear.
CNN's René Marsh reports.
Jerusalem (CNN) - A driver of a commercial van ran over pedestrians at a train stop in eastern Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing an Israeli border police officer and injuring 13 other people before getting out of his vehicle and attacking people with a metal bar, Israeli police said.
Police shot and killed the attacker, identified by Israeli authorities as a member of the Islamist Hamas movement and a resident of the Shuafat Palestinian refugee camp in eastern Jerusalem, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.
The attack came on another day of tension between Israelis and Palestinians over Jerusalem's Temple Mount - one of the holiest sites in Judaism and Islam - where Israeli police clashed with Palestinians on Wednesday.
(CNN) – Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, likely the next Senate Majority Leader, is an institutionalist, and knows how to legislate and cut deals. He is also someone who understands that for Republicans, it isn't just about winning elections, they need to show they know how to govern.
But Republican rank-and-file members in the House and Senate have in the past been hesitant to go along with their leaders' attempts to compromise on anything, especially on immigration reform, because they don't trust President Barack Obama.
Obama and McConnell need to overcome that trust deficit.
CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Washington (CNN) - Attention Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and everyone else "seriously considering" a run for president.
You can stop pretending now.
The midterm elections, which traditionally double as the unofficial starting gun for the next presidential race, are finally over. But the truth is that the 2016 campaign has been under way for two years.