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What the GOP's Takeover of Senate Committees Means for Obama's Agenda

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:35
The Republican takeover will usher in new Senate committee chairmen expected to provide more scrutiny of the administration’s agenda on issues such as energy, foreign policy and Wall Street oversight.
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Both Sides Look for Areas to Strike Deals

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:25
President Obama said he hoped to work constructively with newly ascendant Republicans, highlighting areas for immediate action as well as longer-term areas where he hoped to strike deals.
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Supreme Court Objects to Application of Sarbanes-Oxley

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:21
Supreme Court justices on Wednesday objected to the Justice Department’s application of Sarbanes-Oxley on a commercial fisherman accused of destroying evidence that he harvested undersized fish.
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GOP Takeover May Be Mixed Blessing for Banks

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:49
Wall Street poured tens of millions of dollars into helping Republicans win Tuesday’s election, but the GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate is a mixed bag for the financial-services industry.
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Republican-Controlled Senate Considers Health-Law Changes

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:47
Republican lawmakers and strategists signaled Wednesday that a simple message of repealing President Barack Obama’s 2010 health law won’t be enough to appeal to voters. Polls show a majority of Americans oppose the law, but still don’t want it repealed and prefer lawmakers fix it instead.
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Republicans Could Aid Obama Against Islamic State

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:05
U.S. President Barack Obama faces a tough time with the coming Republican-controlled Congress on foreign policy, but a GOP majority could help him with the U.S. fight against Islamic State militants.
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Facing a Runoff, Louisiana Senate Candidates Rev Up Campaigning

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:57
Democrat Mary Landrieu kicked off the Senate runoff by playing up her record of bringing federal aid to the state, while opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy criticized her ‘Obama agenda.’
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GOP-Led Congress Raises Odds of a Business Tax Overhaul

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:23
The GOP takeover of Congress is boosting the odds for a full-scale rewrite of business tax rates and rules—from nil to not impossible.
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Angus King to Continue Caucusing With Senate Democrats

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:53
Maine’s independent Sen. Angus King said he would continue to caucus with Democrats, insisting it was important for his state to have senators meeting with both parties.
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McConnell: Voters Not Satisfied With Administration

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:09
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Republican victory in the Senate indicated dissatisfaction with the direction of the Obama administration and the “dysfunction” in Washington.
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New Faces Who Helped GOP Win

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:31
Republicans captured the Senate for the first time in eight years and won several closely contested governorships and House races. Here’s a look at eight of the new faces who made it happen.
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GOP-Controlled Senate Expected to Oppose Obama Energy Policies

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:09
Next year’s GOP-controlled Senate is expected to come out strongly against President Barack Obama’s most consequential energy and environment policies.
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Democrat Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Governor's Race

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:55
Democrat John Hickenlooper defeated Republican challenger Bob Beauprez in a tight Colorado governor’s race, the Associated Press projected Wednesday morning.
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For Obama, a Harsh Rebuke

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:20
President Obama hoped the elections would help break Washington gridlock. Instead, they became a referendum on his presidency.
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House Republicans Achieve Largest Majority in Decades

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 14:01
Republicans captured at least a dozen seats and built their majority in the U.S. House to its highest level in decades in Tuesday’s midterm election, with results topping party expectations.
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GOP Senate Win Opens Door to Deals

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:39
Republicans prepared to take control of the Senate in January for the first time in eight years—a power shift that almost certainly will open up new possibilities for deal-making after years of partisan gridlock.
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State Results Embolden GOP Plans

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:50
The re-election of many Republican governors—and the expansion of Republican control into blue territory—signals that voters will back policy makers who tackle contentious issues, potentially helping shape the national GOP agenda.
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Republican Wins Tight Massachusetts Governor Race

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:16
Republican Charlie Baker won a tight race to become the governor of Massachusetts, narrowly beating Democrat Martha Coakley, who conceded Wednesday morning.
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Republicans Seize Control of Senate, Retain House

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:14
Republicans took control of Congress in midterm elections, a result that transforms the political dynamic in Washington and gives the GOP new power over President Obama’s final two years in the White House.
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Can Obama, GOP Leaders Find Way to Work Together?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:55
President Obama will awake Wednesday with the need to get something done to burnish his troubled legacy—but significantly diminished leverage in both parties as he tries to do so, writes Gerald F. Seib.
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