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Nov 5, 2014

Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and his
powerful U.S. Senate adversary struck a conciliatory tone on
Wednesday, but Obama’s plans to proceed with new immigration
rules foreshadowed a bumpy start to his relationship with a
Republican-controlled Congress.

Obama and Mitch McConnell, who will become majority leader
when Republicans take charge in the Senate in January, signaled
they hoped to get past a previously frosty relationship to pass
legislation on priorities on which they can both agree.

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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.

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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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