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Nov 5, 2014
Nov 5, 2014
Nov 5, 2014

Rocky road for Obama with Republicans in charge of Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama faced a political rebuke and a curb on his policy ambitions on Wednesday after Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and captured their biggest majority in the House of Representatives in more than 60 years.

Tuesday’s midterm elections gave Republicans control of both houses of Congress for the first time since elections in 2006 and the first time since Obama entered the White House nearly six years ago.

Nov 5, 2014
Nov 5, 2014
Nov 5, 2014
Nov 4, 2014
Nov 4, 2014

Ahead of tough election, White House blames dismay with Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With many races still tight but polls showing a general trend in favor of Republicans, the White House on Monday blamed voter dissatisfaction with Washington for what could be an Election Day rout for President Barack Obama’s Democrats.

Both parties pushed to get voters to the polls in a final effort to sway the electorate ahead of Tuesday’s election, which could shift control of the U.S. Senate and upend policy priorities for the last two years of Obama’s final term.

Nov 3, 2014
Nov 3, 2014

White House blames unhappiness with Washington ahead of tough election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With many races still tight but polls showing a general trend in favor of Republicans, the White House on Monday blamed voter dissatisfaction with Washington for what could be an Election Day rout for President Barack Obama’s Democrats.

Both parties pushed to get voters to the polls in a final effort to sway the electorate ahead of Tuesday’s election, which could shift control of the U.S. Senate and upend policy priorities for the last two years of Obama’s final term.

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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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