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Election Analysis and New Congress, New Agenda

November 7, 2014
The GOP wave in the Midterm Elections.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Impatience with Washington drove off-year electorate

November 7, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner said that his job is to listen to the priorities of the American people. The GOP leadership outlined their new agenda, including authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline and revising the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talks to David Winston of the Winston Group and Frederick Yang of Hart Research Associates about the numbers and motivations behind who voted in 2014.
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U.S. Sending More Troops to Iraq & A New Attorney General Nominee

November 7, 2014
1500 troops heading to Iraq, AG nominee Loretta Lynch, and Supreme Court takes on health care law
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

RNC chair: We won’t advance Obama’s agenda, but we’ll seek common ground

November 6, 2014
The Republican party picked up Senate seats and other wins from coast to coast in the midterm election. Gwen Ifill sits down with Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, to discuss the outcome and what the GOP hopes to do with its new leverage.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What the election means for the future of immigration reform

November 5, 2014
One of the major national policy issues that lost political momentum going into the 2014 election is immigration reform. What’s next for reform if Republicans take the Senate? Did the stalemate demobilize voters? Gwen Ifill gets debate from Cristina Jimenez of United We Dream and Brad Botwin of Help Save Maryland.
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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?
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Will focusing on the president pay off for Republicans?

November 4, 2014
In some midterm Senate races, Republicans have tried to leverage negative public opinion of the president against their Democratic challengers. Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Political Report and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the strategies behind some of the tight races and what to watch on Election Night.

Midterm Elections, Incumbents in Trouble, Motivating Voters

October 31, 2014
Our political roundtable examines the competitive races that could determine control of the Senate.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why aren’t voters embracing the economic upswing?

October 31, 2014
The U.S. economy appears to be on the upswing, consumer confidence and growth are up and the jobless rate is down. But polls show that voters’ feelings about the economy lag behind the signs of improvement. Gwen Ifill talks to NewsHour political director Domenico Montanaro about some of the races that will most affected by the economy.