The summit was organized by brothers Charles and David Koch, successful industrialists who bankroll conservative causes across America.
Current and former Republican governors, senators and congresspeople will ziz-zag across the nation this weekend to lay the groundwork for future presidential campaigns.
Some fear the anti-bailout party will try to renegotiate EU loans, conditions if they win January's election.
There were celebrations in Colombo after Mahinda Rajapaksa recieved 47.6 percent of the vote, ending a decade of rule.
There are worries that the early election could disrupt the international bailout programme
Soon after the polls closed on Sunday Essebsi announced his victory but rival Marzouki has rejected the claim
The move follows the formation of a pro-EU coalition government, despite the pro-Russian Socialist party getting the most votes
The government is split on a range of issues, prompting speculation of an early national election
Bodo Ramelow is set to become the first pro-Russian and anti-NATO politician to run a state government in Germany
The Midterms didn't settle much. Republican talk of "compromise" means doing things their way.
The parties of two front-runners said initial tallies showed they had passed to a second round run-off next month.
Luhansk leader Igor Plotnitsky challenged President Petro Poroshenko to a duel to resolve the crisis in eastern Ukraine
Leader of the opposition party Ed Miliband has he will not "shrink from the fight" in a make-or-break speech after poor poll numbers and rumours of leadership plots
The midterm elections did little to change the largely white makeup of the government of Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb that saw racially charged protests this past summer.
A Ukrainian spokesperson denies incursion can be called an invasion as Kiev sources report internal turmoil between pro-Russian forces
In an attempt to shake-off record low approval ratings French President Hollande has said he will impose no new taxes on anyone in France starting next year
18-year-old Blair, a Republican, will become the youngest member of West Virginia's House of Delegates, and the youngest state lawmaker in the country.
With the results in, we can see who was right and who was wrong.
Though turnout was dismal, a study shows the "I'm a Voter" app may have brought more people to the polls