Obama ponders life on a Republican-dominated Capitol Hill. Police find the Philadelphia kidnapping victim. And a California city taxes your sweet tooth.
It's Thursday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
1. OBAMA POLITICS
The aftermath: President Obama pledged to push ahead with his agenda after a midterm election that saw Democrats lose control of the Senate. "To those of you who voted, I hear you," Obama said. To those who didn't vote, "I hear you too." During a 90-minute news conference yesterday, the President didn't do much to suggest that his White House would work differently now that Republicans hold at least 52 seats in the Senate and their biggest majority in the House since World War II. Two words: veto pen.