Cordial words between President Obama and newly-minted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mask fundamental - perhaps insurmountable - ideological differences, writes BBC North America editor Jon Sopel.
The editors of the conservative National Review warn that the Republican Congress shouldn't fall for the "governing trap". Instead, they must focus on winning the presidency in 2016.
What does it take to get voted out of office?
The Senate seat that could be decided by chickens and hogs