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From the Vault: 2010 Midterm "Shellacking"

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November 5, 2010
Tuesday's midterm elections proved to be a good night for Republicans who gained control of the Senate by wide margins in many states. Four years ago during the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans had another good night when they took control of the House of Representatives. At the time, President Obama called the loss for Democrats a "shellacking." In a post-election press conference Wednesday, the president said Republicans "had a good night." Now that he is facing a Congress completely controlled by the opposing party, what -- if anything -- will get done in his final two years in office?
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