Clues on Keystone XL from Obama: he mentions gas prices are down and says US is more and more energy independent. May be bad sign for Canada
Obama jokes he’s missed the press after not doing a news conference in a while. (Reporters chuckled, but are confident he hasn’t missed us.)
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.
Fun watching TV networks make projections as if they’re not watching each other. CNN “major” call on Senate control came way after Fox
Fox is projecting Joni Ernst wins in Iowa, giving control of the Senate to Republicans
Republicans need one more seat to win control of the Senate
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.