Republicans took governorships from Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey. A Democrat took a congressional seat from Republicans in upstate New York. Maine voters said "no" to same-sex marriage. What messages—if any--do so-called "off-year elections" carry about national politics? Also, an Italian judge convicts 23 Americans in a renditions case, and Warren Buffett bets $34 billion on economic recovery. What will it mean for America's railroads?
Banner image: President Obama campaigns with New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine in Newark on November 1.